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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Opinion

FYI, it’s time for FYI

Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, the main force behind the annual FYI magazine that’s in today’s paper, takes a look at all of the things one can find in the information-filled publication about the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Your Turn: Grant or not, we need the City Market

    Shannon Adams writes, in “Your Turn,” about the importance of the Oxford City Market to local farmers, local developing businesses and the community as a whole, and calls for a move to keep the market held on the west side of town alive even though the federal grant that helped start it expires later this year. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Future exciting for your Oxford EAGLE

      Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at lots of the exciting changes going on with The Oxford EAGLE, including more local features, a new look at the EAGLE offices and the September start of a Sunday morning EAGLE. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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        Your Turn: Tree time

        Cowan Hunter writes a column for “Your Turn,” informing citizens about an exciting program set for Saturday that will help with information about trees and severe weather, the “edible” forest and tips for tree care and protection. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Ruth Ball writes to thank local author Billy Houston and local businesses involved with a book/reading project whose proceeds are going to help with Saturday’s Back to School Carnival sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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            BMH money offers different options

            Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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              Correcting schools’ under-funding

              Patsy R. Brumfield, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes that a constitutional amendment is an efficient way to correct school funding shortages in Mississippi. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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                Death O’ Fear

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

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                  What’s up, Doc?

                  As a longtime educator with multiple degrees, local columnist T.J. Ray still gets called “Doctor” from time to time. “Dr.” or “Doc” is a term, he writes, that should show respect for knowledge and ability of someone doing something, not just for an education gained. (July 21, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Budgeting for chocolate price increase

                    Did you see where cocoa futures are shooting through the roof? Increased costs for that key ingredient as well as other has led The Hershey Company to announce an upcoming price increase, and Editor Don Whitten writes about how it will affect the candy lovers in his household. (July 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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