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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tim Phillips

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)

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)

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)

Some early history of the Oxford School District

Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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)

Community Newspapers in the Digital Age

Oxford EAGLE Co-Publisher Tim Phillips and Lucy Schultze talk about The EAGLE’s new web site project as part of a panel about the future of community newspapers, moderated by Samir Husni. You can view the video here. The entire program runs a little more than an hour. (February 25, 2010)

Paper carriers often unknown, unappreciated

OPINION — If you still receive The Oxford EAGLE the classic way — in print — you might wonder, who’s the person who brings it to your door or driveway each day? Our carriers may often be unknown, but they’re a critical link in the process of getting the news to you each day. (January 7, 2010, Page 4)

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