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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tim Phillips

Chargers put it all together to claim title

For 10 years, the OHS baseball program has been trying to win its second state championship. This past Thursday, they accomplished that feat and capped an impressive 35-1 campaign by sweeping George County in the Class 5A finals in Pearl. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at the two state title teams and their similarities, and thanks all who played a part of the team effort that gave the 2015 Chargers their title. (May 24, 2015, Page 4A)

Ad staff wins MPA awards

The Oxford EAGLE advertising staff won five first-place awards, including the Silver Dollar Award for all daily newspapers in the state; third-place in overall general excellence; and 13 total awards at the Mississippi Press Association Winter Conference held recently in Jackson. (February 12, 2015)

As column concludes, let conversation continue

Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze talks about writing the popular Thursday article, “A Conversation With …” for nearly nine years and explains what’s next on the horizon for her while also urging everyone to continue their own conversations with people they meet. (June 26, 2014, Page 4)

New EAGLE owners have local connections

The new owners of The Oxford EAGLE feature connections to Mississippi and the Oxford community. Minority owner Kevin Cooper is married to former Oxford High and Ole Miss graduate Julie Finley, whose parents still live here. Minority owner Steve Stewart once served on the EAGLE staff as a reporter and graduated from Ole Miss. Oxford Newsmedia President Todd Carpenter lives in Natchez and has called Mississippi home for 16 years. (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 ownership shared with the community

Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the 53-year association he and his business partners had with The Oxford EAGLE as well as his family’s part in the newspaper. He also writes about the family association with employees and staff members and lists the nearly four-dozen who help publish and deliver your paper to you. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

Discrimination in the workplace?

Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s tired of the discrimination — against tea drinkers. He talks about coffee breaks, office coffee machines, drink machines, et cetera — but what about tea pitchers? (April 28, 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)

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