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Weekend filled with activities for all ages »

The annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference will conclude its 41st year tonight, but there is still plenty going on in the LOU community and surrounding area this weekend. (July 24, 2014, Page 1)

Crimes against kids fill up docket »

The grand jury handed down dozens of felony indictments in June including several for crimes against children. (July 24, 2014, Page 1, 9)

A dark spin on a family favorite »

Oxford High School will host a spin off of the Wizard of Oz classic this weekend at the Ford Center. Tickets may only be bought at the door for $12. (July 24, 2014, Page 1)

Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion »

In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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Arts & Entertainment

Breaking it down with T Bird and the Breaks

Breaking it down with T Bird and the Breaks »

T Bird and the Breaks will perform a free show at Proud Larry’s tonight (July 24) around 9. (more…) (July 24, 2014, Page 5)

Pines brings road-tested tunes to Larry’s

Pines brings road-tested tunes to Larry’s »

Woody Pines will bring his stripped-down Americana roots music to Proud Larry’s for a performance on Friday night (July 18). Local musicians Patrick McClary and Kel Kellum will open the show at 9. (more…) (July 17, 2014, Page 1B)

McMillan to sign ‘Who Asked You?’

McMillan to sign ‘Who Asked You?’ »

New York Times best-selling author Terry McMillan will be at Off Square Books today (July 10) at 5:30 to read from, sign and discuss her latest work, “Who Asked You?” (more…) (July 10, 2014, Page 5)

Tucker to sign debut novel Tuesday

Tucker to sign debut novel Tuesday »

Mississippi native Neely Tucker will be at Off Square Books on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss his debut novel, “The Ways of the Dead.” (more…) (July 3, 2014, Page 5)

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Features

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at July 21, 1949 »

The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

Tidwell helps JA provide educational essentials to community »

This week’s Educational Excellence pick is Amy Tidwell. She is part of the Oxford Junior Auxiliary and will be overseeing the annual Stuff the Bus event to benefit children in Lafayette and Oxford School Districts. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)

The Dart – Oxford man, 81, has owned pet turtle since Kennedy administration The Dart – Oxford man, 81, has owned pet turtle since Kennedy administration »

In an ever-changing world where few things are permanent and long-lasting, it’s hard to imagine owning anything for 51 years. Most marriage don’t even last that long. But Oxford resident Tony Harris, 81, has a pet turtle that he plucked from the grass in 1963. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)

Voted No. 1, now let’s live up to it Voted No. 1, now let’s live up to it »

Columnist Joanne Wilkinson is asking for everyone’s help to keep Oxford looking clean. (July 18, 2014, Page 1B)

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