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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Oxford

FYI, it’s time for FYI

Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, the main force behind the annual FYI magazine that’s in today’s paper, takes a look at all of the things one can find in the information-filled publication about the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

Your Turn: Grant or not, we need the City Market

Shannon Adams writes, in “Your Turn,” about the importance of the Oxford City Market to local farmers, local developing businesses and the community as a whole, and calls for a move to keep the market held on the west side of town alive even though the federal grant that helped start it expires later this year. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

Your Turn: Tree time

Cowan Hunter writes a column for “Your Turn,” informing citizens about an exciting program set for Saturday that will help with information about trees and severe weather, the “edible” forest and tips for tree care and protection. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

BMH money offers different options

Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

My, how we have grown around here

Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

Voters should have two fine candidates in November

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Former Oxford Mayor Richard Howorth writes to lend his support in today’s Republican primary runoff to Thad Cochran, whose election he thinks will best serve Oxford and Mississippi. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

Howorth off to flying start with debut novel

A journey with nearly 20 years of travel will take its next route for Lisa Howorth when her debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” is released Tuesday. (June 12, 2014, Page 5A)

Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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