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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)

If most kids are like those in Pack 146, we’re OK

Concerned about the future, both near and far? Editor Don Whitten writes that he has those feelings from time to time, but he feels much better after entertaining a group of Cub Scouts who appear to have a good handle on things. (April 10, 2013, Page 4A)

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)

Letters to the Editor

Mary Sue Tettleton writes to thank Sports Editor John Davis for his recent article about members of the Ole Miss football team’s act of compassion in taking part in funeral services for John and Sarah Wheat. (November 15, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Dianne Fergusson and Lynn Wells write to thank the community for its support and attendance at the Spirits of Oxford last weekend, while Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Gary L. Spears writes to offer his perspective on athletics investment and overall goals at the area community college. (November 2, 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)

‘Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall’

Are you a superstitious person? Avoid black cats, ladders and mirrors? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a closer look at some of his unusual practices that most would consider superstitious. (August 9, 2012, Page 4A)

Mr. Pat – one of our community’s icons

How did you first come to know Robert L. “Mr. Pat” Patterson? In his work with FCA? With the Kiwanis Club? As the bailiff at the courthouse? As a softball umpire? At church? At an Ole Miss ballgame? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the relationships we’ve had with the man who’s been a local icon for longer than most of us have been around. (February 1, 2012, Page 4)

Coaching searches were once very public

There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

LSU has its way in 52-3 victory over Rebels

BLOG: Hello from Oxford, Miss., the site of tonight’s Magnolia Bowl showdown between No. 1 LSU and the Ole Miss Rebels.

The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. (more…) (November 19, 2011)

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