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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

Yes, it’s about time for the Best of Oxford

The calls, letters, emails and such asking about the annual Best of Oxford contest will be answered Friday when The Oxford EAGLE presents its section honoring the top people, places and things in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten doesn’t give away any winners’ names, but he does take a look at some unusual responses in the polling. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

Local pastor pens minister-activist’s memoir

When you mention civil rights and activists, most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about a book by local pastor Chet Bush that brings us one more man – a Mississippian, Dr. Charles Johnson – we should know about. (February 6, 2013, Page 4)

Oxford Film Festival highlights local work

“Local” seems to be the key word for a lot of the entries in this year’s Oxford Film Festival. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the ninth-annual event set for this weekend in conjunction with the Oxford Music Festival. (February 8, 2012, Page 4)

‘Holy Ghost Girl’ takes us behind the tent

What do you think is coming when you see folks putting up one of those giant tents? Not that long ago, it mean a tent revival was coming to town. Editor Don Whitten points to a new book, “Holy Ghost Girl – A Memoir” by Donna Johnson, that takes us inside and behind those tent revivals and their traveling evangelists. (October 17, 2011, Page 4A)

Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

 (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

John and Shelia Mohr, visitors from St. Paul, Minn., write to tell of how much they enjoyed their stay in Oxford and to thank their special tour guide, Mayor Pat Patterson. (April 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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