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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tim Phillips

Slower pace means it’s baseball time

The slower pace brings back memories of summer and baseball to Publisher Tim Phillips, who recalls the friendships and trips related to his years playing American Legion baseball. (May 17, 2015, Page 4A)

Think about what boxers’ millions could do

The long-awaited boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao earned a combined $300 million for the two fighters. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at their earnings, their promises to help others and what the large amounts of money professional athletes make could do for people. (May 10, 2015, Page 4A)

When will we ever learn?

The rioting, rallying and protesting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has continued, and brings to mind the actions in Ferguson, Missouri, last year and the actions at the University of Mississippi more than 50 years ago. Publisher Tim Phillips notes that it will be, as it was here, a long process of healing in Missouri and Maryland, and wonders why we can’t all get along as well as learn from the past. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

Athletes, parents need to treasure final games

Publisher Tim Phillips recalls his son’s final game as an Oxford Charger. As he watches former teammates of his son — players he coached when they were younger — play their final games at Oxford and Lafayette, he urges parents and family members to treasure these last games and all of the time spent with their youngsters over the years. (April 26, 2015, Page 4A)

Spieth’s Masters win sparks memories

Pro golfer Jordan Spieth’s masterful performance in winning the Masters brought back memories of a visit with special friends and family for Publisher Tim Phillips as well as an awareness that there are some special pro athletes out there. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

Garden a great place for father-son bonding

Publisher Tim Phillips writes about his memories of gardening with his father, former EAGLE Publisher Jesse P. Phillips and all that it means to him. (April 12, 2015, Page 4A)

Vision 2037 meeting produces interesting results

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at this past week’s Vision 2037 meeting open to the community, noting that a large turnout was excited about taking part in deciding the future of their community. (April 5, 2015, Page 4A)

Vision 2037 needs input from everyone

The city of Oxford is taking proactive approach to dealing with the future by creating a comprehensive plan, Vision 2037, to get prepared. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the group and upcoming meetings and what everyone in the community can do to help in creating the plan. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

Get in on The EAGLE’s advertising value

Members of The EAGLE’s Community Advisory Board had good things to say about advertising in The EAGLE and its value, and Publisher Tim Phillips encourages local businesses to get involved with an upcoming special advertising promotion. (March 8, 2015, Page 4A)

Ed funding vote shows lawmakers’ feelings

Editor Tim Phillips writes that while it wasn’t a big surprise, it was disappointing to see the Mississippi House of Representatives vote for education funding more than $205 million under what would have been fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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