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Parrish and friends reach deep for Haiti

OXFORD TOWN – Parrish Baker is hosting a Haiti benefit concert on Saturday at his bar, Parrish’s, just off the Oxford Square. (February 18, 2010, Page 7)

Would later Double Decker be any better?

After earning a reprieve from having to compete with the Ole Miss spring football game, now Double Decker officials are hearing from some local businesses that they’d like to see the local festival, always held on the final weekend of April, moved to a summer date. Are their reasons good enough to dictate a change? (January 21, 2010, Page 4)

Community remembers King

PHOTO SLIDESHOW — More than 300 people gathered Monday night for the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day vigil, hosted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Second M.B. Church. Pastor Andrew Robinson called upon people of different ethnicities to treat each other as brothers and sisters. Those honored with the annual “Keeping the Dream Alive” awards were Camille Garrett-King, David Garrett and Marlon Bell. (January 19, 2010, Page 1)

A veteran of courtroom service

“A CONVERSATION WITH…” — Robert “Pat” Patterson has served as circuit court bailiff at the Lafayette County Courthouse since 1985. Today, at 89 years old, his “retirement” career has lasted longer than his actual career: 20 years of service as a federal probation officer. He also worked at Parchman prison during the 1950s and early 1960s — and loved it. (January 14, 2010, Page 3)

Graffiti on local buildings more annoyance than cause for concern

Local business owners are more annoyed than concerned about the recent graffiti tags that have popped up on their outside walls, doors and electrical boxes lately. (January 13, 2010, Page 2)

Oxford OKs horse patrols on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request to spend $4,360 to send Oxford Police Department officers and four horses to mounted officer training. But is this initiative a positive public safety and public relations move by the city, or could it harm Oxford’s reputation? (January 8, 2010, Page 1)

Paper carriers often unknown, unappreciated

OPINION — If you still receive The Oxford EAGLE the classic way — in print — you might wonder, who’s the person who brings it to your door or driveway each day? Our carriers may often be unknown, but they’re a critical link in the process of getting the news to you each day. (January 7, 2010, Page 4)

Meridian student studies the Square

PHOTO — Anna Katherine Vega, a sixth-grader at Lamar Middle School in Meridian, recently created a three-dimensional map project about the Oxford Square.
 (January 5, 2010, Page 5)

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