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Saturday, November 1, 2014

John Leslie

Only in Oxford – English phone booth

The iconic red, British-style phone booth on the Square serves as another link to our town’s namesake in England. And the phone booth allows anyone to make a free local call. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

WWII brought long-time mayor to Oxford

Guest columnist Elizabeth Leslie, wife of long-time former Oxford mayor John Leslie, shares memories of how World War II brought her future husband to Ole Miss and Oxford, and how they ended up staying here forever. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

Learning how to do community journalism

Former Oxford EAGLE employee and long-time journalist Lauren Lexa writes a guest column about her days at The EAGLE and how she learned valuable lessons and gained experience in the art of community journalism. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

New tennis courts coming

City, county and university officials and community members gathered on the grounds of the Oxford Activity Center Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony for 12 new courts that will be added to the eight existing to form FNC Tennis Center John Leslie Courts. (August 14, 2013, Page 1, 14)

Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

County shows little love for tennis

After almost an hour-long debate, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to meet with city of Oxford and University of Mississippi officials to discuss building additional tennis courts. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

The case of the missing yard signs

Election campaigning once meant small political cards, bumper stickers and possibly a fan to wave. Nowadays, it’s signs on posts and in yards and on street corners. Local columnist John Morgan relates a humorous story about his campaign signs from a year ago and how some were being used by someone else. (September 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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