"I read the paper"

The local newspaper of Oxford, on which Faulkner based Jefferson, is the Oxford Eagle. It was founded in 1865 as The Falcon, gained its current name in 1876, and was published every week Monday to Friday. Faulkner was well-represented in its pages both as a writer (it carried his early poems and short stories) and as a subject (his literary and social doings were all heavily reported).