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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Don Whitten

Likely runoff could be something positive

Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

Rainy weather pays off for local economy

Rain and baseball don’t always go together well, but the rainy weather that postponed the start of the NCAA Oxford Regional a day worked out well for the local community, Editor Don Whitten writes. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

We hope you enjoy new daily features

Heard about “The Dart” or “The Weekend Ticket”? Did you see “Everyday Heroes” on today’s front page? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the new features The EAGLE is bringing to readers. (May 30, 2014, Page 4A)

Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

Faith helps Abbotts deal with challenges, change

A new Monday feature for The Oxford EAGLE called “The Dart” – a feature story originating from a location in the LOU community that’s determined by throwing a dart at a map of the county, city and university — opens with a story from Highway 9W about how faith has helped Madison and Jeremy Abbott deal with the challenge of changing homes and jobs while raising a growing family. (May 27, 2014, Page 1)

Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Guard Armory and how inspirational and moving it is to see veterans and their families in attendance. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

Nearing 100 — and still going strong

Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

Great advice for all: Don’t be stupid

A recent report about a man dying after asking a friend to shoot at his bullet-proof vest leads Editor Don Whitten to pass along some advice to graduating seniors — and everyone else. (May 19, 2014, Page 4)

Oxford in good company — as expected

Oxford has made another “top” list, joining five other cities around the country as the top six college town for retirement according to Grandparents.com. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

New roads — paths to the future

When new roads are usually built, Editor Don Whitten writes, we see little of the work until the project is finished. That’s not the case for a new road that will provide another entrance and exit from the Oxford Commons area. Whitten writes about other road changes locally and how they are all the key to the future. (May 14, 2014, Page 4)

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