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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Richard Howorth

Square Books Jr. certainly not a secret now

The folks at Square Books pulled off a “stealth” opening for Square Books Jr. 10 years ago. Saturday, they’re opening the doors and welcoming all in for a special birthday celebration. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the popular local store on the Square. (June 7, 2013, Page 4A)

Square Books honored as Bookstore of the Year

Publisher’s Weekly has named Square Book the Bookstore of the Year. (April 2, 2013, Page 2)

Saving energy pays off for city schools

The Oxford School District received a $126,000 check for saving energy through TVA. (December 20, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Building begins on new tranist facility

City and MDOT officials gathered on McElroy Drive Thursday to break ground on the new Oxford University Transit operations facility. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A)

New parking rules outlined for business owners

Members of the Downtown Oxford Council met Wednesday with officials from Standard Parking, the company hired this summer by the city to manage the parking around the Square to discuss the upcoming stricter parking enforcement set to begin in November. (October 19, 2012, Page 2A)

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)

Cops, book store nab thief

A book thief, who was caught in the act last year at Off Square Books, was sentenced to five years of probation last month during the January court term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court. Read about the sting operation between the Oxford Police Department and the owner and employees of Off Square Books, and other cases settled during the court term in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)

Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

Poem provides fitting tribute to subscribers

Writing and photography and selling advertising are important parts of the newspaper business, but the key to any success is the subscriber. Editor Don Whitten recently received a 100-plus year old copy of a poem that sums up feelings about regular subscribers and thanks them for their part in putting papers out daily. (August 22, 2011, Page 4A)

Writer Dean Faulkner Wells dies at 75

Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, died on Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital -North Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5-8 this evening at the Wells home, 510 S. Lamar Boulevard. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

For memories from Wells’ friends, visit here. (July 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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