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This week in Oxford history – Yesterday’s Papers

Twenty years ago this week, city leaders were making plans to widen West Jackson Avenue due to the rapid development taking place along the street. Sixty-four years ago, an initiative was launched to build a major new high school in the Abbeville area to serve several communities in the northern part of Lafayette County. (March 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Only in Oxford – Website being developed by local historians

    Oxford attorney Richie Burnette and members of the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation plan to embark on a historical project that they will never finish. History never ends, and this group of Oxford history buffs plans to create a website dedicated to the history of Oxford and Lafayette County. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Youth of the Year helps children succeed academically

      Oxford High School senior Zach Wadley was recently recognized for the time he spends mentoring other children at the Boys & Girls Club of Oxford by being named the regional Youth of the Year. (February 27, 2015, Page 1)

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        Week in Review – Yesterday’s Papers

        Yesterday’s Papers

         

        Feb. 23, 2000

        As many as 20 new people were expected to become part of Oxford’s government as a result of the biggest overhaul of the city administration since Pat Lamar was elected mayor in 1997. (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Precious memories, precious friends

          Columnist Steve Stricker is thankful for friends, both with and without fur. (February 22, 2015, Page 2C)

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            The Living Word

            Religion columnist Randy Weeks writes this week about seeking truth and finding it in God. (February 22, 2015, Page 5C)

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              Young Life helps youth become leaders

              Young Life has been around for 70 years nationally and seven years in Oxford, attending to youths across the country by showing them love, acceptance and plain ol’ fun. (February 22, 2015, Page 5C)

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                Formation of African-American school system

                Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series for Black History Month this week with information about the area’s first black schools. (February 22, 2015, Page 2C)

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                  The peerless pear

                  Local gardener Anna Haller shares her vast knowledge of pears with readers this month. (February 22, 2015, Page 3C)

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                    Local student cycles to benefit those with disabilities

                    Former Lafayette High and current University of Mississippi student Jeremy Roy will be part of Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy project, The Ability Experience, when he bikes across the country raising funds and helping those with disabilities. (February 20, 2015, Page 1A)

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