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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Spring looks like it’s just around the corner

Spring doesn’t officially start until the end of next week, but there are plenty of signs popping up around the community that it’s going to be on time this year. Editor Don Whitten gives us some of the sights and sounds that signal that spring is just about here. (March 11, 2010, Page 4A)

Polynice returns to practice, may play Friday

Ole Miss junior forward/guard Eniel Polynice, who was suspended for an undisclosed time period over the weekend, returned to practice today and will make the trip with the team to the SEC Tournament in Nashville. Polynice missed the Rebels’ 68-66 win over Arkansas on Saturday due to conduct detrimental to the team. (more…) (March 10, 2010, Page 9)

The Gin – Hotter than hot!

Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Fred Brown questions why state legislators and government officials hire state biologists and then don’t seem to always follow their advice when it comes to hunting laws and guidelines, while Edwin C. LeGrand III urges Mississippians to find out more about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during March which is IDD Month. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

Job training helps young adults

The Arbor Education and Training Youth Services program helps 17- to 21-year-olds by providing a two-week intensive training for job search skills and academic remediation. When the training ends, the youth is placed in a 90-hour internship, paid through the program. A new group will begin on Wednesday in Water Valley at the Lawrence Turner Community Center.
For more information, contact Cotton at 234-3231 or by e-mail at More information on the program is also available at

 (March 5, 2010, Page 2A)

Letters to the Editor

Clark Hunt was pleased with the turnout at the recent Homeless Task Force meeting, but wants to make sure local government officials and members of the community remain aware of the needs of the Interfaith Compassion Ministry which offers most of the assistance now. (March 5, 2010, Page 4A)

Barry Hannah – entertainer, teacher, inspiration

Barry Hannah entertained many with his highly-acclaimed novels and collections of short stories, but his biggest contribution to the local community may well have come in the classroom as he’s taught, mentored and inspired countless students through the years. Editor Don Whitten admits to having his ups and downs with Hannah’s literary work, but not with all he’s seen from folks who tout Hannah’s other contributions. (March 3, 2010, Page 4)

Rebels look to keep winning streak rolling

OLE MISS BASEBALL — The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team will look to extend its winning streak tonight when it hosts the Memphis Tigers at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers come into the game having dropped two of three over the weekend.
LHP Matt Tracy will get his second start of the season for Ole Miss. (March 2, 2010, Page 8)

EAGLE’s new Web site full of features

It’s been discussed for several years and it’s been in the serious planning and development stages for six months. And now it – The Oxford EAGLE’s new and improved Web site – is making its debut today. The site, which will offer something for all of our readers, will hopefully be a working model that will allow for e-subscriptions and other features for those who’d like to get their LOU community news via the Internet. (March 1, 2010, Page 4)

Hines an inspiration for OM softball team

Haley Hines, a patient at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday at the start of the Red & Blue Classic. Hines was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of cancerous brain tumor, in Sept. 2009 and moved to Memphis with her family from Florida to receive treatment. (March 1, 2010, Page 10)

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