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Reconnecting after four decades

A former Ole Miss student and frequent customer of Mistilis Restaurant back in the early-1970s didn’t have the money to leave tips back then. He made up for it recently, though, when he sent regular waitress Carrie Pearson Mitchell, a check for $500. (February 24, 2014, Page 1)

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    Status update: Get to work!

    Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about his dislike for a popular social networking giant, Facebook, because of the time he sees people wasting communicating on the site. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Breaking news: 24-hour news is broken

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson, who makes her living in journalism, never thought she’d see the day when she would give up on “breaking news” and 24-hour news channels. It’s happened, however, and Jackson says it’s because everything’s “breaking” in today’s world. (June 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Faulkner remembrance details a click away

        In 1962, when William Faulkner died, The Oxford EAGLE was a weekly newspaper and about the only way to deliver news sooner was through handbills. Now, with the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death coming up, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about technological advances and how The EAGLE will use its website to cover this historic event. (May 11, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Some alarmed by fire code inspections

          While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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            It’s time to give life’s ‘useless’ info its due

            Minutiae – it captures all of us from time to time, even founding father George Washington. With that bit of info, local columnist Deidra Jackson admits she’s caught up in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which sparks thoughts back to earlier days as a reporter covering cases in court. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)

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              Cheer squad OK’d for OMS

              The Oxford School Board approved Tuesday a new Oxford Middle School cheerleader squad that will include tryouts, and cheer camp as well as training. (April 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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                Business Briefs

                Monday’s Business Page Briefs:

                – Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are set for Hill Country Landscaping on Thursday afternoon and Ya Ya’s Frozen Yogurt on Friday morning.

                – Linda Johnson has been chosen as March Employee of the Month for North Mississippi Medical Clinics.

                – Kimberly Nicole Morgan was named as a recipient of the Mississippi Trailblazers “Inspire” Award.

                – An informational parent meeting is set for Tuesday at 5:30 at the Deborah Kay School of Dance. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)

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                  Leaping back to the ’80s

                  Leap Frog, started as an outreach program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and now a nonprofit organization serving more than 90 first- and second-grade students, will be taking on some time travel in its upcoming fundraiser, an April 29 “Leap Back in time ’80s Prom Bash.” (April 12, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    U.S. Attorney’s Office gets more time to respond to claim

                    U.S. District Judge Glenn H. Davidson signed an order Wednesday granting the government’s request for an extension to respond to a motion from insurance agent Ken Nowlin in regard to his guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy. (April 6, 2010, Page 2)

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