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William Faulkner

Remembering a different Mr. Bill

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks revisits memories of mentor and friend Billy Rotenberry, an iconic figure in Water Valley for years, and thinks of all the things he wish he could tell Mr. Bill. (April 18, 2013, Page 4)

Faulkner stories shared with youth

William Houston’s children’s book, “Bill and Billy,” is a light-hearted memory of Houston’s time spent with literary giant, William Faulkner when he was a child. Houston read the book to youths on Saturday at the Oxford-Lafayette Public Library. (February 18, 2013, Page 1)

One Faulkner lawsuit settled

One of two lawsuits filed recently by the man who owns the rights to William Faulkner’s work has been settled out of court. Lee Caplin said he settled with The Washing Post and Northtrop in December and the case has been dismissed, however his suit against Sony Classic Pictures is continuing. (January 9, 2013, Page 1,2)

How are you doing with those resolutions?

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)

Finally finding Faulkner

EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – until recently, he’d never read any of William Faulkner’s work. Now, after working on this year’s “Remembering Faulkner” special section and reading Jack Sacco’s book about Faulkner and Bobby Little, he’s planning to find out more about, and read more from, Mr. Faulkner. (December 28, 2012, Page 4A)

Well Done, My Good And Faithful Servant

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about God’s evaluation of His earthly children and takes a look at how he might fare on his “Final Final.” (December 11, 2012, Page 4)

Ghost sighting in Oxford


Each Halloween, historian Jack Lamar Mayfield is asked about ghost stories in Oxford. He spins a few tales for us and suggests books that talk of Oxford ghosts in this week’s Oxford Living. (November 2, 2012, Page 2B)

William Faulkner vs. Woody Allen

A lawsuit against Sony Pictures Classic was filed in Oxford on Thursday by Faulkner Literary Rights LLC, claiming a Woody Allen film violated copyright laws when they used a quote from one of Faulkner’s books. (October 26, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

First Presbyterian – Laid on a foundation of pies and cakes

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield switches gears from discussing the civil war to the founding of Oxford’s First Presbyterian Church which started the same year Oxford was officially formed 175 years ago. (July 13, 2012, Page 3B)

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