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Whose personhood?

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the personhood initiative, Amendment 26, that is expected to be on the ballot in Mississippi in November. She cites statistics about serious issues in our state and asks if those issues need to be dealt with more than personhood. (July 29, 2011, Page 4A)

Jail must adapt for mentally ill

Lafayette County must make mandatory changes to its detention center to better accommodate the mentally ill or face paying $15,000 for every person it must send out of county to be held before a bed opens at a state hospital. (July 8, 2011, Page 1A)

Are the hours, days crawling by or flying for you?

“Are we there yet?” “Is it time yet?” “How much longer?” Remember making, or hearing, those questions? It’s true what they say about time – it flies by when you’re having fun and crawls when you’re waiting on something. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the phenomenon that seems to change as we get older. (June 6, 2011, Page 4)

Are you up for a ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl?

The Oxford Shrine Club has brought the carnival to town as a fundraising project, and the sights and sounds at the Sisk-Highway 7 intersection bring back vivid memories to Editor Don Whitten of his graduation from kiddie rides at the fair to the “big people” rides. Could a reunion be in the works for this weekend? (May 27, 2011, Page 4A)

Trying to figure out our local gasoline prices

While there’s a report that gasoline prices could start dropping, they have been doing just the opposite for quite a while now and are nearing the $4 a gallon mark. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the longstanding concern among local citizens about prices being higher in Oxford and Lafayette County than in towns and counties less than an hour away. (May 9, 2011, Page 4A)

Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

J.M. “Flick” Ash writes to say that when he was a member of the state legislature helping bring NMRC (in the 1970s) and the State Veterans Home (in the 1990s) to Oxford, one of the main factors was that the Oxford hospital was located nearby. Ash expresses concerned after hearing that one of the possible locations for a new hospital is west of town and away from those facilities. (February 23, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Lisa Ludwig, a recent visitor to Oxford during the latest snowstorm, writes to talk about Southern charm and hospitality the community offered her group. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)

Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

Cards change – and so does life’s schedule

It’s funny how life works out sometimes. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks traces his recent steps that brought him full circle to working with The Oxford EAGLE again. (November 18, 2010, Page 4)

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