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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oxford

Newspaper celebrations – thank you

With The Oxford EAGLE celebrating the beginning of its 146th year of publication and newspapers around the country celebrating National Newspaper Week, Editor Don Whitten takes time to talk about what papers offer local residents and to thank The EAGLE’s readers and advertisers for their support through the years. (October 9, 2013, Page 4)

Game day coming – again and again and again

An opening stretch of four road games in five outings, including a rare back-to-back trip to the state of Alabama to play Alabama and Auburn is past. Now, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s time for the stretch of six straight home games over a seven-week period to begin. Will it pay off for the Rebels? What about for the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? “Are you ready?” is certainly an appropriate question. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

The joys of buying our first home

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes readers along as he and his wife begin the search for their first home. (October 4, 2013, Page 4A)

Black one-room Newell School ‘will never die’

Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the Newell School, the last one-room black school house still standing in Lafayette County, and the efforts to restore it and save its story and history. (September 27, 2013, Page 4A)

Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

Burns-Belfry – what hopes, dreams can do

The Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, formally dedicated Saturday evening, is the product of hopes, dreams – and a lot of hard work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Saturday’s event and what the project means to the community. (September 23, 2013, Page 4A)

Will selling cold beer really make a difference?

Editor Don Whitten writes about the ability now to purchase cold beer at grocery and convenience stores in Oxford, wondering how much of a difference it really is going to make in revenue and changes in habits. (September 20, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jessica Perkins writes to thank all of those who made the welcome-back event of More Than A Meal a success last month, and to encourage others to take part in the local program. (September 11, 2013, Page 4)

Quick trip offers unexpected rewards

Looking for a motel room in a “sold-out” city? That was News Editor Jonathan Scott’s predicament recently when taking his daughter back to college at Syracuse. Scott writes about his solution, a neat website called Airbnb, that gave him a pleasant stay in upper New York. (August 30, 2013, Page 4A)

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