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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jonathan Scott

Let’s keep the book banners at bay

In honor of Banned Books Week, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the books that have been at the top of the list through the years and also thanks local groups, businesses and organizations which have fought the fight against banning books and the right to express our opinions. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

Workshop a first step to homeownership

LOU-HOME will host a free workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for those thinking about owning a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

‘Bread expert’ to open Wednesday

Panera Bread, the popular bakery and sandwich shop, will open its newest restaurant in Oxford on Wednesday. After opening a franchise in Olive Branch, the chain that has some 2,000 locations across the U.S. selected Oxford as the ideal place for its second restaurant in Mississippi. (September 14, 2014, Page 5A)

Yesterday’s Papers looks at this week in history

The Oxford community, like the rest of the world, was stunned 13 years ago this week when terrorists attacked the U.S. (September 10, 2014, Page 1)

Only in Oxford – the University of Mississippi

The EAGLE debuts a new Sunday feature, “Only in Oxford,” as part of the debut of its Sunday edition. This weekly feature will take a look at the people, places and things that can only be found in Oxford. This feature begins with the main entity in Oxford that can be found no where else on Earth — the University of Mississippi. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Guiding Growth

As boom times  for development in Oxford return, city leaders are adopting and proposing several new regulations aimed at ensuring that this new building doesn’t diminish the quality of life residents now enjoy. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1942

On this day 72 years ago, The Oxford EAGLE’s main story concerned the upcoming dedication of the new Catholic church — St. John’s. Also of note was the fact that cotton crops were being harvested and the local gins were getting busy. Scattered around the front page of the newspaper that week were several articles related to the war overseas. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1990

Twenty-four years ago the community was focused on the first Gulf War, a speech Congressman Jamie Whitten made in Oxford and local efforts to get the funding needed to build a new road to the industrial park. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

New plan points UM in the right direction

The University of Mississippi is about to begin a new school year, and News Editor Jonathan Scott writes how this year could be an especially remarkable one if everyone can get behind UM’s new plan to make the university a more diverse and welcoming institution for all people. (August 22, 2014, Page 4A)

Heat hits area

Two months after the official arrival of summer, the Lafayette County area is finally getting hit with the kind of hot weather that typically arrives in early July. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves from what could be dangerously high temperatures. (August 21, 2014, Page 1)

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