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Friday, October 31, 2014

Bruce Newman

EAGLE honored with 28 MPA awards

The Oxford EAGLE was honored with 28 awards Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The EAGLE received 10 first-place honors, 13 second-place awards and five third-place awards for the work it published in 2012. (June 24, 2013, Page 3A)

Kansas City familiar to Reb basketball fans

“Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come …” The lyrics from that blues tune made famous by Wilbert Harrison, Fats Domino, The Beatles and countless other artists have been on the minds of Ole Miss basketball fans this week as they headed west to follow the Rebels. Editor Don Whitten recalls his previous two trips to K.C. to cover the Rebels and wonders what kind of weekend this one will be. (March 22, 2013, Page 4A)

Popular Seasons Greetings section coming Friday

It’s time again for what might be the largest, and most popular, special section The Oxford EAGLE publishes each year – the Seasons Greetings section. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the section and the special letters that will be a part of Friday’s paper. (December 20, 2012, Page 4)

‘A conversation with’ from the pumpkin patch

See all those bright orange pumpkins there at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch? Editor Don Whitten had, or imagined, a conversation with one of the pumpkins to see just what makes the Pumpkin Patch so popular. (October 12, 2012, Page 4A)

9/11 – A day to remember and to serve

It was a Tuesday. Eleven years ago. Just like tomorrow, Sept. 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the terrorist attack on our country, how we’ve moved forward since 2001 and how we’ve channeled a lot of action into the national Day of Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2012, Page 4A)

Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

July’s Art Crawl adds new exhibit venues

OXFORD TOWN – As summer continues to heat up the L-O-U community, so does the Oxford Art Crawl. The popular monthly event will take place Tuesday, July 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the Powerhouse, Gallery 130, Southside Gallery and the University Museum. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 988 to check out the Powerhouse’s cool new mural and see what new exhibits have been scheduled to be part of the crawl this month at selected spaces around town. (July 19, 2012, Page 12)

Always popular Santa letters coming Friday

Probably the most popular issue of The Oxford EAGLE – the Seasons Greetings section featuring Letters to Santa – is coming out this Friday. Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing in the letters from local youngsters along with other staff members, takes a look at some of the info you can gather from the special notes. (December 14, 2011, Page 4)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused

Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the past, present and future as he prepares for the biggest weekend of his life – his wedding. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

We want you to consider yourselves winners

We’re excited, at The Oxford EAGLE, about winning awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. We’re excited for our staff members who helped bring home 25 awards, including General Excellence among small daily papers, and we’re also excited for you – our subscribers, advertisers and readers – because you’re the reason we strive to do our best every day. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

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