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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jonathan Scott

Farewell, Faulkner stuff. Come back soon.

Lots of William Faulkner memorabilia, including his Nobel Prize for Literature, have been on loan and display at the University of Mississippi. Possibly no more, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes as he looks into the possibility of valuable items being sold at auction. His wish for all of us is that the next buyer sends them back where they belong – to Oxford, Ole Miss and Lafayette County. (April 11, 2013, Page 4A)

Menu measure offers food for thought

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Senate Bill 2687, concerning menu-labeling of food we purchase and eat, in relation to Sunshine Week and its slogan, “Open government is good government.” (March 15, 2013, Page 4A)

A valentine to those who do our dirty work

Valentine’s Day, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, is about roses and romance – and sewage and those who deal with it. Scott relates an incident in his neighborhood and praises local city workers – and gives them a valentine – for their quick and successful work. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

MPA honors Eagle ad staff with 13 awards

The advertising staff of The Oxford EAGLE received 13 awards at the annual Mississippi Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest, advertising division. Included in the awards were one for first place, three for second place and nine for third place. (February 11, 2013, Page 5)

Hospital’s new CEO ready to meet health care challenges

Bill Henning started his job this past Monday as the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of heading up a hospital at a time when it’s about to build a $300 million medical center in the community. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A)

Questionable behavior by elected officials

Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

Looking for more Meacham?

For those who want to read more about author Jon Meacham and his new book, “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” here are some of the highlights of the phone interview with Meacham that took place on Monday, Nov. 26. Although he lives in New York City, he was in Los Angeles at the time of the interview as part of a promotional tour for his new book. (more…) (December 6, 2012)

Being thankful for the problems we have

With today Thanksgiving and the year winding down, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the big local issues – bike lanes, Ole Miss football and downtown parking – and writes that we, indeed, have lots to be thankful for even if we’re not all that pleased with everything going on. (November 22, 2012, Page 4A)

Hitz brings his ‘Beverly Hills Kitchen’ to Oxford

Alex Hitz, restaurateur, Broadway producer, entertaining expert and celebrity chef, is now a critically acclaimed cookbook author. He’ll be signing his new cookbook, “My Beverly Hills Kitchen,” at Off Square Books at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. Hitz talks about  his new cookbook and shares a recipe with The EAGLE. (November 21, 2012, Page 10)

Get active – your life may depend on it

News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests that we need to exercise our minds and our bodies – and that the reward for that will be better health and longer lives. (October 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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