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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nina Goolsby

New EAGLE owners have local connections

The new owners of The Oxford EAGLE feature connections to Mississippi and the Oxford community. Minority owner Kevin Cooper is married to former Oxford High and Ole Miss graduate Julie Finley, whose parents still live here. Minority owner Steve Stewart once served on the EAGLE staff as a reporter and graduated from Ole Miss. Oxford Newsmedia President Todd Carpenter lives in Natchez and has called Mississippi home for 16 years. (May 2, 2014, Page 9A)

A look at the history of The EAGLE

The Oxford EAGLE is one of the longest operating businesses in Oxford. It’s history, from its start just after the Civil War to this week’s acquisition by Boone Newspapers and a trio of its team members, is detailed. (May 2, 2014, Page 9A)

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)

EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

EAGLE ownership shared with the community

Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the 53-year association he and his business partners had with The Oxford EAGLE as well as his family’s part in the newspaper. He also writes about the family association with employees and staff members and lists the nearly four-dozen who help publish and deliver your paper to you. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

EAGLE shareholders ‘pass the torch’

Bob Vasilev, an Oxford EAGLE employee in the 1970s and ’80s and the wife of Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev, writes a guest column about the decision and process of selling The EAGLE as well as stressing the importance of the community continuing to support its local paper. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

Linotype experience helps pay for college

Oxford Eagle Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips shares his story of how a seventh-grade paperboy in Grenada eventually became a co-owner of The EAGLE. Phillips’ column is the first in a two-part series about his work and relationships with the community’s longtime newspaper. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

Faulkner remembrance details a click away

In 1962, when William Faulkner died, The Oxford EAGLE was a weekly newspaper and about the only way to deliver news sooner was through handbills. Now, with the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death coming up, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about technological advances and how The EAGLE will use its website to cover this historic event. (May 11, 2012, Page 4A)

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)

Two snows rare; third one still to come

It’s rare to see two significant snows in a winter in north Mississippi, but three? Well, count on it, says Editor Don Whitten as he reminds readers of the old saying that if snow stays on the ground three days there’s another snow coming. (January 12, 2011, Page 4A)

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