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Roadside memorials can have even more meaning

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about roadside memorials – crosses, flowers, monuments, et cetera – that are put in place to memorialize those who have died in auto accidents at those spots, and suggests that we can honor the lives lost by using the memorials as a warning to slow down and drive carefully. (October 11, 2012, Page 4)

Gasoline prices confusing to newcomer

A newcomer to our community didn’t understand the big difference in local gas prices and those in nearby towns, so he called Editor Don Whitten for some information. The answer, Whitten told him, is not a simple one – if there is one at all. (June 11, 2012, Page 4)

Use common sense before, during vacations

Getting ready for that summer vacation? Editor Don Whitten passes along a checklist of things to do (and not do) when you’re traveling, whether near or far or whether for a couple of days or a week or two. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

Democrats to select executive committee members Saturday

Lafayette County Democrats get a chance to vie for their spot on the Mississippi Democratic Part Executive Committee Saturday and become involved in this year’s presidential election. (February 16, 2012, Page 2)

Numbers – telling a story, provoking thought

Numbers and statistics are almost always part of sports stories. Editor Don Whitten saw some interesting figures that have nothing to do with sports, and he writes about them in relation to what Mississippi is spending to house, feed and take care of prisoners, parolees and offenders on probation. (January 27, 2012, Page 4A)

Aldermen hopefuls can begin to qualify

Those Oxford residents living in Ward 6 who feel they have what it takes to represent their neighbors on the Board of Aldermen, can begin qualifying for the election on Feb. 14 to replace former alderman Brad Mayo who resigned after winning the November election to become Oxford’s representative in the House of Representatives. (January 4, 2012, Page 1)

State lawmakers: Jobs top priority

As they head down to Jackson next week, Lafayette County representatives expect to deal with issues concerning the budget, the state retirement system and redistricting. (December 28, 2011, Page 8)

Former Gov. Waller dies at 85

Former Gov. William Lowe “Bill” Waller, originally from Oxford, died Wednesday at the age of 85 in Jackson. Read about his life and reactions from those who knew him in today’s EAGLE. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)

Tollison switches political parties

The Mississippi Republican Party announced Thursday in Jackson that long-time Oxford Democratic Sen. Gray Tollison has changed political parties and is now a registered Republican. (November 11, 2011, Page 1)

Bear Bryant visits UM locker room after game

Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1968 when the Rebels beat Alabama’s Crimson tide 10-8. (October 14, 2011, Page 2B)

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