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Remembering My First Grove Experience At Ole Miss

By Steve Stricker | Guest Columnist After a huge Coronavirus “alteration” to our Ole Miss 2020 football schedule, ten SEC games only, on August 20, ... Read more

Labor Day—Summer’s Final Fling

By Bonnie Brown | Guest Columnist Each year the first Monday of September is designated as Labor Day. It’s a day to honor the American ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Oxford and Lafayette County must be counted in the 2020 Census

Oxford is accustomed to ranking near the top of the list in Mississippi as a great place to live, work and play. We post lovely ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Justice delayed is not justice denied

A year has passed since Oxford experienced one of its darkest summers to date with the brutal murders of Dominique Clayton and Ally Kostial. This ... Read more

OPINION: A Matter of Public Safety

A quick scroll through this summer’s pages of the Oxford Eagle might show a startling lack of felony criminal activity – however, that doesn’t mean ... Read more

Make change where it counts: the Ballot Box

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors made a statement Monday night in voting for the Confederate monument to stay on the courthouse lawn.  Several supervisors ... Read more

OPINION: The Ole Miss Family knows no limits

“This is my hometown, not their town.”   “A lot of them aren’t from Oxford, they can go home! LEAVE!!”  “They need to stay quiet and ... Read more

A Concert with Dad

Like my father, I love music. If anyone were to look at my iTunes playlist, they would find a variety of music genres. It drives ... Read more

OPINION: Hate has no home here

The events of the last three weeks have served as a time of reflection and reform for people in the LOU Community and beyond.  As ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Can the statue be relocated now?

The vandalism of the confederate monument on the University of Mississippi campus was a bleak affair – one that could have been prevented, had the ... Read more

OPINION: Don’t be a Carla

I learned of a scam over the weekend that has plagued me for days. It’s apparently becoming increasingly common, but I’m here to tell you, it won’t ... Read more

OUR VIEW:The numbers don’t tell all – but they should

Throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic, we have gotten a well-formed impression of the way the Mississippi State Department of Health has handled reporting ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Senior Memories Never Fade

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on life as we know it in many ways, from losing loved ones to sacrificing experiences.  The social toll of ... Read more

Saluting our front-line heroes

In the face of a pandemic, there are a few people who never back down.   Our essential workers, ranging from the ER doctor working to ... Read more

COLUMN: Despite changes, our mission remains the same

In the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has begun spreading across the U.S., a lot has changed.  Businesses deemed non-essential have been forced to close ... Read more

Coronavirus Chronicles, part 3

I took a walk-through of campus this past weekend. At the same time, it looked both desolate and shockingly put together. Oxford is simply different ... Read more

Praying for fellow writer David Johnson

A little over a week ago, I hopped on the phone with Eli Johnson. An early morning phone call with an Ole Miss football player ... Read more

COLUMN: Coronavirus Chronicles, part 2

April Fool’s Day scared me. I’m not one for pranks or really one for putting extra meaning on any day of the calendar for that ... Read more

Coronavirus Chronicles, part 1

Conference USA championships can cure COVID-19. Well not really, but virtual CUSA championships can certainly help kill some time and cure the coronavirus blues. I ... Read more

OUR VIEW: ‘Overreacting’ could save lives

Our corner of the world seems far removed from the way things were a week ago.   In the blink of an eye, restaurants have shuttered, ... Read more

COLUMN: NFL offseason providing a modicum of normalcy amongst unrest

It’s going to be incredibly bizarre to see Tom Brady in a uniform without that clunky Patriots logo on the helmet. The 42-year-old New England ... Read more

Decisions have been made: where do we go from here?

How many moments in your life do you honestly, truly remember in vivid detail, almost as if everything is happening around you in slow motion? ... Read more

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