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Friday, September 19, 2014

Patrick Ochs

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)

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)

The joys of Friday night high school football

There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 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)

EAGLE named top paper in state — again

For the second year in a row, The Oxford EAGLE has been named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi. The paper was honored with the General Excellence award and 24 other awards Saturday in Biloxi at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

Just how many days does March have?

March has been a busy month with lots going on for everyone, but that still hasn’t made the month seem any shorter. Editor Don Whitten suspects that it’s the way the calendar falls this year that makes the month seem so long. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

What’s going on with Masoli, UM and the NCAA?

The breaking news that the NCAA had denied a waiver request that would have allowed transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to play for Ole Miss this fall was so hot that it ended up locking up The Oxford EAGLE web site for a time because of all the hits. More questions and comments have followed since Tuesday’s new, and Editor Don Whitten gives some answers and comments of his own about the situation. (September 1, 2010, Page 4)

Football a hot topic of conversation these days

The pros are playing exhibition games, the local high schools have all posted an official victory and the Ole Miss Rebels play in just a week. With all kinds of football going on, Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the talk he’s heard about the 2010 season. (August 27, 2010, Page 4A)

EAGLE named top small newspaper

The Oxford EAGLE was named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi at the Mississippi Press Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. The EAGLE was honored with a total of 21 awards, including eight first-place awards at Saturday’s ceremony in Tunica. The newspaper also won the General Excellence award, which is the most prestigious honor given to a newspaper in the state by the state Press Association. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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