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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jonathan Scott

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)

Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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)

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