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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jonathan Scott

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1974

The community was shocked when two police cars were destroyed by an explosive device in August of 1974. The first Faulkner Conference was held and Oxford High School started its first sports program for girls. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1957

Our community battled polio, prepared to be spotlighted on Memphis TV and started getting ready for new school year during the week of Aug. 8, 1957. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

Fun with Faulkner

An exhibit of paintings by local artist Jason Heavner, also known as J-Man, focuses on writer William Faulkner. The series of paintings are profound, a bit profane and a lot of fun. (July 25, 2014, Page 1B)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at July 21, 1949

The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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)

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