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Friday, October 24, 2014

Rita Vasilyev

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)

Sale of EAGLE completed

The Oxford EAGLE was sold Thursday, and its new owners say the newspaper’s dedication to the community will continue for decades to come. Additional stories are in today’s news. (May 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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 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)

Agreement reached for sale of Oxford EAGLE

An agreement for the sale of The Oxford EAGLE by members of the

Phillips and Vasilyev families of Oxford has been reached in

principle. Work to complete the transaction is under way. The buyer

will be a newly formed Mississippi entity, Oxford Newsmedia, LLC.

(more…) (April 25, 2014, Page 1A)

MPA honors Eagle ad staff with 13 awards

The advertising staff of The Oxford EAGLE received 13 awards at the annual Mississippi Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest, advertising division. Included in the awards were one for first place, three for second place and nine for third place. (February 11, 2013, Page 5)

MPA honors EAGLE ad staff with 16 awards

JACKSON — The advertising staff of The Oxford EAGLE received 16 awards, including six first-place finishes, at the annual Mississippi Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest, advertising division. (January 30, 2012, Page 3A)

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)

An effective home remedy or old wives’ tale?

Editor Don Whitten writes about an unusual – to him – site he ran across earlier this week: a clear plastic bag half full of water and holding two pennies hanging from the corner of a back doorway. The simple hanging baggie has a purpose – to help keep flies out of the building. Is that just an old wives’ tale or an effective home remedy? (October 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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