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Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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      Look at all the reasons to celebrate today

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the importance of the July 4 holiday in the Lafayette Oxford University community and all of the activities for the Fourth weekend in addition to noting that The Oxford EAGLE is now publishing an edition for its readers and advertisers on the holiday. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Gerald Walton writes to express disagreement with the idea that there is a “moral obligation” or “duty” to vote for a particular candidate or party. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Voters should have two fine candidates in November

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

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            Developers’ moves make for interesting news

            Since not all projects approved by governmental committees and commissions ever come to fruition, should anything about those plans be reported? That’s the question Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at today. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Ray Garrett writes to say that November’s election to decide  Mississippi’s U.S. Senate spot currently held by Thad Cochran will be a choice between political and party ideology and not between the candidates. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                It’s All About Resonance

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the “king of fruits,” the watermelon, and how he learned from an expert how to pick the perfect melon by thumping to check the resonance. (July 1, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

                  The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                    LOU 4th of July a time of unity

                    Meredith Rawl, chairperson of the LOU Fourth of July Committee for the second year in a row, writes about this week’s excitement and events planned for Independence Day in the community. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

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