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Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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    King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

    Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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      The thinker’s cure

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about an email message and piece he recently received that shows how sometimes we out-think ourselves. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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        ‘You’ll understand when you get older’

        Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – he can’t, or doesn’t want to, do some of the things he once did. It’s a sign of “getting older,” he writes, as he recalls some wise words from his father from not that long ago. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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          I filled up my truck today – at $3.68 per gallon

          The high prices of things like gasoline and cigarettes have guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell remembering his younger days in Oxford when prices were low – and much lower when two local gas station owners started a gas war. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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            There’s no doubt our pollen count is high

            Pollen season has arrived in north Mississippi. Just look at all the dingy yellow cars and notice the folks who with watery eyes and sniffles. Editor Don Whitten looks at the annual yellow snowfall that hits our area as bad as any in the country. (March 21, 2012, Page 4)

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              A Stupid, Educated Man?

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed worked himself into and then out of a jam when he asked one of his creative writing classes about malapropisms, puns, quibbles, spoonerisms and Freudian slips. (March 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                Biker’s death reveals need for toxicology tests

                Last fall’s death of cyclist Kevser Ermin on Highway 314 is apparently a closed case, but News Editor Jonathan Scott still has questions about the incident. Scott writes about some of those questions as well as the hope that laws will be changed about mandatory toxicology testing for those involved in all motor vehicle wrecks that result in death or serious injury. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                  ‘Cheesy grits’ have more substance than GOP agenda

                  Notice how grits seem to be part of any national political conversation about Mississippi? Those grits, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, have more substance than most of what Mississippians and others have been hearing from the men running for the Republican nomination for president. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Spring break week always a special one

                    Notice more parking spaces around the Square? How about shorter lines in stores and restaurants? With the weather nice, that generally means one thing around Oxford – spring break. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what many locals consider one of the best weeks of the year. (March 14, 2012, Page 4)

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