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Oxford native named publisher of The Oxford EAGLE

June 16, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Oxford native David Magee has been named publisher of The Oxford EAGLE and president of Oxford Newsmedia, LLC.

The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1XqPa5s) Magee met with staff members Wednesday. He expects to begin work full time by June 27.

Fifty-year-old Magee is a former city council member and business owner. He got his journalism start at The EAGLE while a student at the University of Mississippi. Magee is currently a vice president at Alabama Media Group and publisher of Birmingham magazine.

He says the opportunity to return home and build upon The EAGLE’s legacy is a dream come true.

In addition to Oxford responsibilities, Magee has been named a vice president of Boone Newspapers.

Magee and his wife, Kent Magee, will be relocating back to Oxford in the coming weeks.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com