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Saturday, August 23, 2014

William Faulkner

Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

A little William Faulkner for everyone

William Faulkner was a risk-taker, innovator and experimentalist when it came to language and storytelling.

“He’s one of the most important innovators of the 20th century,” said Jay Watson, University of Mississippi Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies. “Faulkner writes about people who are saturated in history and have an undeniable sense that the past is still with us shaping our outlook on life.”

Watson is in charge of the 2014 Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference that begins Sunday and continues through July 24 in Oxford. The theme is “Faulkner and History.” (July 16, 2014, Page 1)

Faulkner and his aversion to music in restaurants

Actor Juano Hernandez, who played Lucius Beachamp in the movie version of “Intruder in the Dust,” was not allowed to stay in a hotel with the other white actors while he was here filming so he stayed in the home of G.W. Bankhead. This is just one historical fact write Jack Lamar Mayfield shares this week in his column and while giving historical tours for the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 11, 2014, Page 3B)

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)

Howorth’s ‘Flying Shoes’ a ride worth taking

Lisa Howorth, co-owner of Square Books, knows books. She also knows people. And how to put people and stories into a book. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Howorth’s debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” which is hitting bookshelves. (June 16, 2014, Page 4)

Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

Oxford in good company — as expected

Oxford has made another “top” list, joining five other cities around the country as the top six college town for retirement according to Grandparents.com. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

Rare editions, facinating items related to books on display

William Faulkner’s attempts at achieving immortality through the written word are now on display like never before on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. (May 2, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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)

The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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