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Year in review: Election brings change to city

City elections, which saw incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson and five aldermen re-elected along with two new faces on the city board, highlighted news in The Oxford EAGLE during the second quarter of 2013. This is the second in a four-part series reviewing the top stories of 2013. (December 27, 2013, Page 1A)

Pat Conroy’s visit special for many reasons

Southern story-teller Pat Conroy will be visiting the Lafayette-Oxford-University community Friday on a promotional tour for his latest book, “The Death of Santini.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a previous Conroy visit through the eyes of Square Books owner Richard Howorth. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

UM Nutrition Dept. celebrates 100th anniversary

The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, which is celebrating 100 years at Ole Miss this year, honored long-time department advocate and faculty member Dr. Jeanette Phillips as the winner of the Centennial Award on Thursday. (October 25, 2013, Page 1A)

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)

Ole Miss Opportunity program good for state

Families and individuals in Mississippi thinking about college and funding to pay for it might have another option to consider: the Ole Miss Opportunity scholarship program for low-income Mississippians. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the program, which offers assistance to the neediest of possible students, and how it can help the state overall. (October 2, 2013, Page 4)

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)

FYI, it’s time for FYI

Oxford Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, the designer for the annual FYI magazine that’s included in today’s EAGLE, writes about the publication and all that’s in it and goes into putting it together. (July 12, 2013, Page 4A)

Gameday parking could get to be a mess

Parking passes for Ole Miss home football games will likely be as coveted as tickets and motel rooms with the change in parking policy. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities, including how the spillover will affect Oxford. (June 12, 2013, Page 4A)

Lafayette fastest growing county in state

Based on recent population trends, Lafayette County is now the fastest growing county in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New numbers also reveal that the city of Oxford has reached a “milestone” in its population. (May 24, 2013, Page 1A)

Farewell, Faulkner stuff. Come back soon.

Lots of William Faulkner memorabilia, including his Nobel Prize for Literature, have been on loan and display at the University of Mississippi. Possibly no more, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes as he looks into the possibility of valuable items being sold at auction. His wish for all of us is that the next buyer sends them back where they belong – to Oxford, Ole Miss and Lafayette County. (April 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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