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Our past offers important lessons for our future

In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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    Likely runoff could be something positive

    Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Maralyn Howell Bullion writes about the annual Memorial Day ceremony, praising the participants and those who attended, suggesting a location move back to the Oxford Square and urging everyone to thank a veteran every day instead of just on holidays. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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        Thinkin’ Makes Hit So

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the lessons he learned from strong women in his life, including that racism and love cannot coexist and that “thinking makes it so.” (June 3, 2014, Page 4)

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          Rainy weather pays off for local economy

          Rain and baseball don’t always go together well, but the rainy weather that postponed the start of the NCAA Oxford Regional a day worked out well for the local community, Editor Don Whitten writes. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Judy Robbins writes to say how much she enjoyed one of The EAGLE’s new features, “Yesterday’s Papers,” while Jon and Marilyn Ruscoe write to express their gratitude for the special graduation ceremony put on by the Oxford School District and Scott Center. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

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              We hope you enjoy new daily features

              Heard about “The Dart” or “The Weekend Ticket”? Did you see “Everyday Heroes” on today’s front page? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the new features The EAGLE is bringing to readers. (May 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Sweet toddler pictures vs. cyber predators

                Social media can be a wonderful tool. And baby pictures are always special. The two don’t necessarily need to be mixed, staff writer Jerra Scott writes, as recent stories she’s heard about indicate. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Susan Kelly writes about the deeply devoted teachers in the Oxford School District and singles out Rose Nash for her efforts in helping make sure the district takes a good look at the proposed staggered start times for the school day. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

                    Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

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