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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lafayette County

EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Becky Rice writes to urge members of the community, with Tuesday being Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, to thank the leaders of he local Girl Scout troops and to also consider volunteering for what is a great cause. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteers and others who make donations and help with the More Than A Meal program that serves to make the LOU community better. (March 20, 2014, Page 4A)

Who should decide about consolidation?

There’s a “dirty” word going around the state when it comes to education issues – “consolidation.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the state Legislature is dealing with consolidation as well as different considerations for different school districts. (February 19, 2014, Page 4)

Drug court grads aid prison reform effort

News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about how local and area residents who just completed their drug court program are showing state legislators that their ideas about prison reform and sentencing can work to help individually, collectively and financially. (February 13, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

The LOU MLK Day of Service Planning Committee writes to thanks all who took part in the opening ceremony, service fair and other parts of the program held earlier this week. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

Time for a new war on poverty?

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

The Lovett family writes to thank all of those in the community who came together quickly to give them assistance and support after a kennel fire killed nine of their 12 Great Danes. (January 13, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Buddy Lowery writes to offer a few of several questions citizens might be asking about the proposed Lafayette County ordinance concerning vicious dogs, while John DuChaine writes about the downtown parking situation and wonders if meters will really solve the issue. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)

EAGLE carrier retires after 30 years

This will be the last day EAGLE subscribers on the west side of town see a familiar red Geo Prism passing by with their newspaper as longtime carrier Roscoe Slate retires after 30 years of delivering EAGLEs. (December 31, 2013, Page 3)

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