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Monday, September 22, 2014

Jonathan Scott

Church seeks, finds forgiveness

In the second and final installment of  a two-part series about how two Oxford churches — one historically white, the other historically black — are reconciling the past through public apology and forgiveness, Second Baptist Church extends grace to First Baptist Church. (September 4, 2013, Page 1)

Church confronts past sin

In the first of a two-part series about how two Oxford churches — one historically white, the other historically black — are reconciling the past through public apology and forgiveness, today’s installment focuses on how the congregation of First Baptist Church confronted its past. To read the church’s recently adopted “Resolution on Reconciliation and Revival,” click on the “news” button above. (September 3, 2013, Page 1)

Quick trip offers unexpected rewards

Looking for a motel room in a “sold-out” city? That was News Editor Jonathan Scott’s predicament recently when taking his daughter back to college at Syracuse. Scott writes about his solution, a neat website called Airbnb, that gave him a pleasant stay in upper New York. (August 30, 2013, Page 4A)

Vacation’s destination is all in the mind

Vacations are basically one of two things – a time to relax or a time to explore and interact with new things and places. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family opted for the second type of vacation this summer as they spent time in both New York City and Montreal, Canada. (August 1, 2013, Page 4)

Little store with a big history

The College Hill Store has served the College Hill community for more than 175 years. The small historic structure provided goods for some of the earliest settlers in Lafayette County, and today it continues to be a gathering place for locals and visitors. (July 19, 2013, Page 1B)

Old issues await new city leaders

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at changes in city government and issues awaiting the mix of returning and new aldermen. In particular, he expects changes involving the sale of cold beer and downtown parking. (July 5, 2013, Page 4A)

EAGLE honored with 28 MPA awards

The Oxford EAGLE was honored with 28 awards Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The EAGLE received 10 first-place honors, 13 second-place awards and five third-place awards for the work it published in 2012. (June 24, 2013, Page 3A)

Could Oxford be Eden?

Chuck Anderson, 74, has spent half a century researching the best small towns in the United States. He ranks Oxford at No. 6 on his list of top 100 small cities in the nation. (June 17, 2013, Page 1)

Voters keep Oxford on path to prosperity

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at our thriving community – one of the fastest growing in the state – and writes about the blessing and curses of growth and who’s in charge of the change that’s inevitable. (June 6, 2013, Page 4)

Lafayette fastest growing county in state

Based on recent population trends, Lafayette County is now the fastest growing county in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New numbers also reveal that the city of Oxford has reached a “milestone” in its population. (May 24, 2013, Page 1A)

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