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Monday, December 22, 2014

Oxford

Helping — because you can

Did you feel relief before you felt concern after  the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Learning how to do community journalism

Former Oxford EAGLE employee and long-time journalist Lauren Lexa writes a guest column about her days at The EAGLE and how she learned valuable lessons and gained experience in the art of community journalism. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Joe McLellan writes to note that there is a litter problem in the community, and adds that community pride will be the key to cleaning up the mess. (April 28, 2014, Page 4)

Speed detectors affecting some of us

Have you noticed the speed detector on Sisk Avenue between Bramlett Boulevard and the Highway 7 Bypass? Has it affected your driving speed? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the device, its purpose and its results. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Becky Rice writes to urge members of the community, with Tuesday being Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, to thank the leaders of he local Girl Scout troops and to also consider volunteering for what is a great cause. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Sex (education) and the city (schools)

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

Small-town life offers training in impatience

Living in Oxford has lots of obvious benefits. One of the ones we don’t think about, Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about, is that we rarely have to wait very long to get, or do, anything. (March 26, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

David Smith and Bobby Clanton write about New Editor Jonathan Scott’s recent column on intolerance, Smith to say that Scott “speaks truth to power” and Clanton to ask if the goal is to push an agenda or improve lives. (March 24, 2014, Page 4A)

‘Joe’ — not the book, but pretty close

Movie versions of books often leave a lot out and a lot to be desired. An exception, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes after watching a special screening earlier this week, might be the film version of the late Larry Brown’s novel, “Joe.” (March 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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