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Monday, December 22, 2014

Jerra Scott

Christmas: Giving doesn’t have to equal spending

Staff Writer Jerra Scott and her family are cutting back a bit this Christmas. A emphasis on the reason for the season and a desire for a quieter, simpler holiday time spark the decision. (December 11, 2014, Page 4A)

UM sets goal to recruit more international talent

University of Mississippi sets some lofty goals for its students, faculty and staff to achieve greatness, but the school has recently set itself a more worldly goal: to double the amount of international students attending Ole Miss within five years. (November 23, 2014, Page 1A)

Nursery for nothing?

Expectant mother and Eagle staff writer Jerra Scott is trying to get all set for the blessed event, but has a bit of a concern about some hospital policies. Read her humorous take on what she hopes will happen and what her alternatives are. (November 13, 2014, Page 4A)

Sunday Focus – Are we ready for Ebola?

A recent national poll founds that half of those surveyed don’t think their local hospital could safely treat an Ebola patient. Hospital officials in Oxford say it has a communication system is in place with state and federal medical officials and training is ongoing to ensure it is prepared as possible to treat an Ebola patient if one were diagnosed in Oxford. (November 9, 2014, Page 1A)

Sunday Focus – School board candidates

Voters will elect one new member to the Oxford School Board and the Lafayette County School Board. Meet the candidates running for these two positions. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

Halloween do’s and don’ts

Getting ready for Halloween and trick-or-treating? Staff Writer Jerra Scott looks at the popular day and makes some suggestions that might make for maximum fun as well as make things go smoother and more safely. (October 17, 2014, Page 4A)

Only In Oxford – Square Books

Square Books has been a haven for authors and book aficionados since being founded by Richard and Lisa Howorth in 1979. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

Where did ‘Hotty Toddy, Gosh All Mighty!’ come from?

The “Hotty, Toddy” cheer has been around for generations, and the origins of this instantly recognizable chant are explored in this week’s edition of “Only In Oxford.” (September 28, 2014, Page 1A)

State tests face murky future

Local school official concerned with uncertainty over state educational tests. (September 25, 2014, Page 1A)

LHS, OHS excel in state, high school scores

Both Lafayette and Oxford high schools scored exceptionally well on the state’s Subject Area Testing Program. Read about the results in today’s EAGLE. (September 21, 2014, Page 6C)

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