One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)
Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get going with those summer reading lists. What’s on your list? Mysteries? Biographies? Sports? Romance novels. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options, including trying a bit of our best-known local author – William Faulkner. (June 25, 2012, Page 4)
When best-selling crime novelist Robert B. Parker died a couple of years back, it was expected that his iconic Spenser character and series was gone, too. Not so. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the newest Spenser tale – the first of what could be many written by accomplished Oxford author Ace Atkins. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)
For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)
Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, died on Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital -North Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5-8 this evening at the Wells home, 510 S. Lamar Boulevard. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
A letter to the editor from a 14-year-old student in Muskegon, Mich., is asking for help from Oxford EAGLE readers on a school project about life in Mississippi. Editor Don Whitten gets the ball rolling for Logan Moore by writing him a letter in his column telling a bit about our community, our schools, our weather, et cetera. (January 19, 2011, Page 4)
Listening has its rewards and Kaye Bryant of Oxford has reaped its benefits. She is an avid fan of Michael Feldman’s “Whad’ya Know” radio show on NPR. Answering an announcement for the biggest fan contest of the show, Bryant sent in her entry. As the winning contestant, Bryant will be flown into Madison, Wis., on Aug. 13 to receive her award. (July 12, 2010, Page 3)
Alexe van Beuren got tired of driving to Oxford from Water Valley whenever she ran out of her favorite milk from the Brown Family Dairy or some home-grown produce.
To rectify the situation she took matters into her own hands and opened her own grocery store. (June 11, 2010, Page 1B)
To help raise funds for Thacker Mountain Radio and to kick off his eighth novel, “Infamous,” local author Ace Atkins is presenting a vintage radio-style serial with a host of local actors who will bring the book’s characters to life on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Also featured in Oxford Town. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)
Think the “blues” can only be experienced through songs and music? Think again – and read Editor Don Whitten’s review of “Delta Blues,” an anthology of blues stories set in and around the Mississippi Delta. Whitten mentions stories by the likes of John Grisham, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, and Alice Jackson. (March 26, 2010, Page 4A)