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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jonathan Scott

Yesterday’s Papers looks at July 17, 1969

Forty-five years ago this week, The Oxford EAGLE reported on a school bond issue and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (July 16, 2014, Page 1)

Pageant, plantings – and a parrot prominent in past paper

This week’s Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at the main stories featured in the July 8, 1954 edition of The Oxford EAGLE (July 9, 2014, Page 1)

Voters should have two fine candidates in November

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

Our past offers important lessons for our future

In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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)

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