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Friday, April 18, 2014

Brian Harvey

Dedication ceremony held for new OHS

More than 400 members of the community attended Tuesday’s dedication ceremony for the new $30 million Oxford High School and take tours of the facility that represents the future of education. (February 19, 2014, Page 1)

Don’t be afraid to speak up, ask questions

Last week, staff writer Alyssa Schnugg wrote about her frustration with wording about primary race on a school form. This week, she’s happy to report that there’s progress on that front, locally and nationally. With that in mind, Schnugg encourages others to see that their opinions do matter and should be expressed. (February 4, 2014, Page 4)

Being primarily human is all that matters

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, filling out a school form for her bi-racial granddaughter, became increasingly annoyed at one question that stumped her – the primary race of the child. Schnugg takes a look at the issue and wonders when race won’t be an issue and that we’re all members of the human race. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)

Mother, son killed in South Oaks

The Oxford Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at about 6 this morning in the South Oaks subdivision. Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and her 12-year-old son were found dead. They had both been shot. Gary is the principal at Davidson Elementary in Water Valley.  Check The EAGLE for updates. (November 8, 2013, Page 1A)

Students, district honored for perfect scores

Twenty-seven students were recognized for perfect MCT2 scores at the Oxford school board’s meeting Monday night. (October 29, 2013, Page 1)

OSD seeks diversity in workforce

Board tries to find right words to hire more minorities. (September 26, 2013, Page 1)

New high school on track

Despite rainy weather this winter, construction of the new Oxford High School is still on schedule. (February 26, 2013, Page 1)

Saving energy pays off for city schools

The Oxford School District received a $126,000 check for saving energy through TVA. (December 20, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Wonder if these letters to Santa were written?

Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)

What would you do with lottery winnings?

Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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