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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lafayette County

We all need to help solve litter problem

It’s time, The EAGLE editorial board writes in today’s “Our View,” for the community to take on some responsibility and accountability in a much-needed drive to deal with a serious litter problem in Oxford and Lafayette County. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

A graduation ceremony that’s good for everyone

Last week’s Drug Court Ceremony was good for the graduates, their families and their friends. It was also good for the community, and is something we all should support. (August 18, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Jane Scholl writes to agree with another letter-writer that there is a litter problem in the community and it will take a complete attitude change to take care of the issue. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Smith writes to discuss the local litter problem, noting that citizens must change their attitude about litter and cleaning it up in order to properly deal with the issue. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

FYI, it’s time for FYI

Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, the main force behind the annual FYI magazine that’s in today’s paper, takes a look at all of the things one can find in the information-filled publication about the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

Your Turn: Grant or not, we need the City Market

Shannon Adams writes, in “Your Turn,” about the importance of the Oxford City Market to local farmers, local developing businesses and the community as a whole, and calls for a move to keep the market held on the west side of town alive even though the federal grant that helped start it expires later this year. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

BMH money offers different options

Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

My, how we have grown around here

Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

Seeking assistance with your hometown paper

You’ve noticed changes in The Oxford EAGLE lately, both with the newspaper and inside our offices. More changes are to come, and Editor Don Whitten writes about three of them that he’s like to see readers help with in future issues. (June 9, 2014, Page 4)

Our past offers important lessons for our future

In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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