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Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Not all gets mentioned in talks about growth

Is bigger always better? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at that question and others in connection with local efforts to look and plan ahead for the growth of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (May 1, 2015, Page 4A)

Community lucky to have those like Rosentreter

June Rosentreter, who’s been volunteering for The Pantry for nearly three decades now, is an unsung hero who contributes so much to the community through her involvement there. Staff Writer Catherine Boone takes a closer look at the many things Mrs. Rosentreter does and how her servant’s heart is so helpful. (April 30, 2015, Page 4)

DD Spring Run offers fun for everyone

The Double Decker Spring Run had a record turnout of more than 1,300 participants this past weekend, and appeared to go off without a hitch. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the family-oriented event which offers time well spent. (April 27, 2015, Page 4)

Let’s consider getting newer double decker buses

It’s no secret that Oxford’s imported, old-style English double decker buses are getting old, and it will be expensive to repair or replace them. We suggest considering keeping the ones we already for special occasions, and getting a newer double decker bus or two to replace them in regular use. (April 23, 2015, Page 4)

Double decker buses an Oxford tradition

The double decker buses Oxford and its community members use for so many things are getting a little old and cranky, and it might be time to replace one of them. We think it would be a good idea for groups in the LOU community who need fundraising projects to consider raising money to help purchase the next double decker bus to keep the tradition going. (April 12, 2015, Page 4A)

A man’s home is his castle — until …

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the freedom one feels after paying off a car or, even more, your house, and then wonders how those in that situation feel when eminent domain or the ruling of a preservation committee all but tells them their home is not really theirs alone. (April 10, 2015, Page 4A)

Local writer’s book could become basis for TV show

Jimmy Reed decided to publish some of his grown’-up-in-the-Delta stories in a book about 10 years ago. That led to a spot writing local columns for The Oxford Eagle. And now it may earn his main characters — Jaybird, Junior and Boss — a spot in a TV sitcom. (April 2, 2015, Page 2)

Oxford’s newest university teaching garage band 101

Roxford University, a school to introduce budding musicians to the concert scene, is gearing up for its first semester on April 6. (April 2, 2015, Page 5)

Vision 2037 needs input from everyone

The city of Oxford is taking proactive approach to dealing with the future by creating a comprehensive plan, Vision 2037, to get prepared. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the group and upcoming meetings and what everyone in the community can do to help in creating the plan. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

Former UM student shines with debut novel

Why do you choose to read a book? The cover, reviews, a connection to the area or Ole Miss? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the debut novel of, M.O. Walsh, a former Ole Miss student in the school’s M.F.A. program. (March 19, 2015, Page 4)

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