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Monday, November 24, 2014

Jonathan Scott

Van Besien earns Sullivan Award

Carol Van Besien, a local volunteer who was recently presented with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award by the McLean Institute at the University of Mississippi, is profiled in a new feature called Everyday Heroes. (May 30, 2014, Page 1A)

Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

Local leaders named to civil rights board

Four of the 15 members of the Mississippi State Advisory Committee are from Oxford. The committee evaluates and reports on civil rights concerns in the state for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (May 6, 2014, Page 3)

Sex (education) and the city (schools)

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

It’s time to stop tolerating intolerance

In the wake of the recent defiling of the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi, news editor Jonathan Scott writes a column that praises the Oxford Board of Aldermen for adopting a Diversity Resolution and suggests several steps state leaders need to make to improve Mississippi’s image as a place that is more open to diversity. (March 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Dedication ceremony held for new OHS

More than 400 members of the community attended Tuesday’s dedication ceremony for the new $30 million Oxford High School and take tours of the facility that represents the future of education. (February 19, 2014, Page 1)

Drug court grads aid prison reform effort

News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about how local and area residents who just completed their drug court program are showing state legislators that their ideas about prison reform and sentencing can work to help individually, collectively and financially. (February 13, 2014, Page 4)

Time for a new war on poverty?

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

Recalling JFK’s death from a child’s perspective

News Editor Jonathan Scott thinks back to 50 years ago and his memories surrounding the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, noting how television played such a role in creating and sustaining memories, good and bad, for all of us. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

Small price to pay for valuable knowledge

News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a valuable, but not expensive, lesson he learned recently when he unknowingly received and tried to spend counterfeit money. (October 24, 2013, Page 4)

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