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Mississippi Gulf Coast

Questionable behavior by elected officials

Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

Inward Joy

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates conversations with an old friend and the sage advise he received – put your losses behind you and replace them with inward joy. (November 27, 2012, Page 4)

Why start school later? Tourism? Heat?

The starting date for public schools has been moving up closer and closer to the first of August in recent years, but a measure going through the state Legislature would push it back to the third week in August. Editor Don Whitten looks at the pros and cons of going back to a later starting date. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

We want you to consider yourselves winners

We’re excited, at The Oxford EAGLE, about winning awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. We’re excited for our staff members who helped bring home 25 awards, including General Excellence among small daily papers, and we’re also excited for you – our subscribers, advertisers and readers – because you’re the reason we strive to do our best every day. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

Isn’t it too soon for another 100-year flood?

We’ll never see a flood like the one in 1927. There will never be a hurricane like Camille again. You’d think we’d learn to never say “never” about weather and related disasters. Even talk about 100-year floods and such are hard to understand, so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what a 100-year event really is. (May 18, 2011, Page 4)

Thacker Mountain Radio wraps season at Lyric Theater with packed lineup

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio completes a bustling 2010 season tonight (Thursday, Nov. 18) at the Lyric Theater featuring authors Jesmyn Ward and Jack Pendarvis (pictured),  musical guests Sam Mosley, The Hot Seats and the Thacker Mountain house band, The Yalobushwhackers. Tonight’s season finale  starts at 6 (doors open at 5) with plenty of seating available. Admission is free. Page 9 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town has full details. (November 17, 2010, Page 9)

John Currence named Restaurateur of the Year

Chef John Currence was awarded the 2010 Restaurateur of the Year by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association during an awards ceremony Monday.
The association accepted open nominations from operators throughout the state. The list of restaurateurs was reduced to a group of six finalists, including Currence. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A)

Say, Guv, can I ask you a question?

The general public doesn’t get many chances to ask top government officials questions, but readers of The Oxford EAGLE will get their chance next week if they submit some good ones to New Editor Jonathan Scott, who’s on a panel that will be talking with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Got a question? Send it in to Scott at The EAGLE. (February 25, 2010, Page 4)

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