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The bright side of a dark night

We all feel like we’ve come to know victims of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting a bit better, but Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family actually do know people who were in Theater 9 two weeks ago. Scott tells the story of Steve Barton and Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent, who were visitors in the Oxford community for a couple of days on their tour across the country that included a stop in Aurora. (August 3, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Timothy R. Wallace writes to encourage the city not to implement paid parking in the downtown area, saying that not having paid marking is one of the things that makes the Square so special. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Censorship is still 50 shades of wrong

With libraries in multiple states deciding not to put the latest sex novel, E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey,”  on their shelves, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about censorship and its effect on readers and the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

Grisham hits homer with baseball novel

It’s that time of the year again – baseball season is going full swing and baseball books are hitting the shelves. Editor Don Whitten mentions several highly-touted books out in 2012, and says that John Grisham’s baseball novel, “Calico Joe,” is certainly one to snag. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

Where did all the owner’s manuals go?

One thing that’s missing, more often than not, in boxes and packages containing new products is an instruction or owner’s manual. Editor Don Whitten keeps looking for them and wondering how you’re supposed to know all about a gadget, game or whatever without those little booklets. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

There’s so much to be thankful for

Do you like lists? In honor of Thanksgiving, Editor Don Whitten gives us a Top 20 list – of Things to be Thankful For. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

Game day at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Patsy Engelhard writes about shopping locally and its importance to citizens and merchants after reflecting on answers she gave to the question in an earlier interview. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

‘The Family Fang’ – an interesting debut novel

Looking for a late-summer read that’s light and humorous with a serious undertone? Or maybe something with a serious look at family dynamics that also contains comedy? Kevin Wilson’s debut novel, “The Family Fang,” can give you either approach – or both. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Wilson’s work. (August 15, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Lisa Ludwig, a recent visitor to Oxford during the latest snowstorm, writes to talk about Southern charm and hospitality the community offered her group. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)

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