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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Scribner wins half marathon in Run For Hope

Robert Scribner of Starkville and Fowler Staines of Oxford claimed top male and female honors in the half marathon, while Oxford’s Jonathan Tyler and Morgan Claire Rose of Grenada led the men’s and women’s runners in the 5K portion of the fifth-annual Oxford Run For Hope Half Marathon and 5K held Saturday morning. Winners of the top awards are listed, with all of the top finishers to be listed in Tuesday’s sports section in The Oxford EAGLE. (February 24, 2014, Page 3)

Whose job is it to parent our children?

A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

Penciling in the Double Decker lineup

Lineups, lineups, lineups – they are all around at this time of the year. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at one more lineup that’s to be announced soon – the musical lineup for this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival. (February 22, 2013, Page 4A)

Finding the right ‘chief’ important for city

Years ago, it was Chief White. Then Chief Bramlett. And now, Chief Martin. With Martin retiring as head of the Oxford Police Department, Editor Don Whitten says it’s an important hire for the city and crucial to get the right man to fill some big shoes. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

‘A conversation with’ from the pumpkin patch

See all those bright orange pumpkins there at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch? Editor Don Whitten had, or imagined, a conversation with one of the pumpkins to see just what makes the Pumpkin Patch so popular. (October 12, 2012, Page 4A)

Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

University of Texas President Bill Powers and Longhorn fan Ray Rushing write to praise the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and Rebel football fans for the hospitality at last weekend’s football game, while Nicole Boyd writes to thank all of the local businesses for their hard work in making it a special weekend. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

Thank Your Local Firefighter Day – every day

Firefighters and fire trucks are not something that you really want to see around your home or place of business, but it’s still good to know they’re there. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at their professionalism during a recent unplanned visit to The Oxford EAGLE. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Murray Avent writes to clarify his conversation with Baptist Hospital officials and to give his stance on the selection of the site for the new hospital. (April 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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