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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Melanie Addington

Gore challenges Wicker for U.S. Senate seat

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo faces Democratic challenger Albert N. Gore Jr. of Starkville on Tuesday. Read about the two candidates in today’s EAGLE. (November 2, 2012, Page 10A)

Learning about Grove tailgating traditions

Staff Writer Melanie Addington went “back to school” last weekend, helping a film crew from Southern Living do a special on tailgating in the Grove, and she shares some of the lessons she learned. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

County OKs $61 million budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a $61 million budget Wednesday for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year budget, while maintaining the second lowest county tax rate in the state. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

LHS, OHS earn A rankings

Whether they attend high school in Lafayette County or the city of Oxford, the students can’t lose — both schools received an A grade this year from the new ranking system released today by the Mississippi Department of Education. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

Not the first rape discussion and not the last

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 2012, Page 4A)

Raspberry leaves legacy for nation and Mississippi

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at some of the accomplishments and words of wisdom of one of her journalistic heroes, Okolona’s William Raspberry, who died earlier this week. (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’

OXFORD TOWN – The late Adam Yauch’s (pictured here) distribution company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, will have a one-night only screening nationwide of  “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” on Wednesday, July 18, with the Lyric Theater set as one of the screening locations. Page 3 in Oxford Town No. 987 has more information about the ultra-cool documentary headed to the Lyric Theater next week. (July 12, 2012, Page 3)

Hot 4th offered full day of fun

From a street dance on the 3rd to the morning run and parade and Wednesday night’s fireworks, Fourth of July celebrations in Oxford were plentiful. (July 5, 2012, Page 1, 5)

I hate hate, but Oreos are OK by me

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about how different interpretations and portions of the Bible are used for different purposes, including use as a go-to-source for why it’s all right to hate those who are different. (June 28, 2012, Page 4)

Flaming Lips, Grace Potter pack the Lyric Wednesday night

OXFORD TOWN – As you read this, that is if you are reading it on Thursday, June 28, the Guinness World Record is not yet broken as the Flaming Lips’ attempt continues until this evening. But, by Friday, the Lips will have the record for the most live concerts in a 24 hour period and the Lyric Theater was definitely rockin’ the Lips on Wednesday night. Grace Potter (pictured here) and The Nocturnals opened the show for the Flaming Lips with an awesome 90 minute set. Page 16 in Oxford Town No. 985 has OT reporter Melanie Addington’s review of the raucous night on the Oxford Square. (June 28, 2012, Page 16)

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