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Monday, May 25, 2015


Baseball state title caps dominating year for OHS athletes

The OHS Athletic Booster Club and school will honor its five state championship team and senior athletes Tuesday night on the Square, and we congratulate those coaches and teams for their dominating performances which included four of the five successfully defending titles they won a year ago. (May 25, 2015, Page 4)

New projects look like what planners want

Much of the discussion at vision 2037 meetings recently involved local housing and development, and it appears a couple of local developers were listening to based on their plans for a couple of projects. It will take more open discussions and communication to help make sure the landscape of Oxford is what it should be in future years. (May 15, 2015, Page 4A)

Zinn, Kelly advance to runoff

Pontotoc attorney/political consultant Walter H. Zinn and Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly have advanced to the June 2 runoff out of a 13-candidate field vying to fill the 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot held by the late Alan Nunnelee. Zinn led the district and Lafayette County, which had an 18 percent turnout for the special election. (May 13, 2015, Page 1)

It’s ‘calm period’ time; enjoy it

We encourage newcomers to the community to enjoy this quiet and calm period between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer school at the University of Mississippi. Take advantage of less traffic, shorter lines and more options. (May 13, 2015, Page 4)

Honoring our law enforcement officers

Today’s “Your Turn” column, written by Ray Garrett, takes a look at all that our law enforcement officers do to protect us and encourages all to thank and honor members of law enforcement by attending Thursday’s Peace Officer Memorial Day activities Thursday on the Square. (May 12, 2015, Page 4)

L.O.U. Reads Coalition promotes summer learning

Emma Tkachuck writes a “Your Turn” column today reminding us of the importance of summer reading activities for students and explaining the summer activities L.O.U. Reads has to help accomplish that. (May 11, 2015, Page 4)

Thanks for letting us be a part of their lives

It’s exciting to see graduation ceremonies at Ole Miss this weekend, but it also brings the realization that many who have been members of our community for several years will be leaving us. We thank all of the parents, relatives and friends in for the weekend for sharing your student with our community. (May 8, 2015, Page 4A)

$30,000 is a challenge to reach $185,000

Former Oxford EAGLE Publisher Jesse P. Phillips looks back at one of the best investments the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation made 25 years ago when it spent the equivalent of a year’s budget for economic development on bringing in an expert who helped formulate a plan that continues to pay dividends. (May 6, 2015, Page 4A)

When will we ever learn?

The rioting, rallying and protesting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has continued, and brings to mind the actions in Ferguson, Missouri, last year and the actions at the University of Mississippi more than 50 years ago. Publisher Tim Phillips notes that it will be, as it was here, a long process of healing in Missouri and Maryland, and wonders why we can’t all get along as well as learn from the past. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

Housing, like other issues, will require community effort

There are housing issues in Oxford and Lafayette County, both with purchasing and renting, and it’s something that will take a concerted effort of our leaders, our citizens and ourselves to solve. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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