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This week in Oxford history

Developers of what would eventually become Oxford Commons got their initial rezoning request approved by the Oxford Planning Commission this week back in 2002. And 66 years ago, Oxford was buzzing with the news that a film crew from Hollywood might be coming to town to film some scenes for a movie version of William Faulkner’s latest novel, “Intruder in the Dust.” (January 14, 2015, Page 1)

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    Indoor play date: Library offers cozy space for kids

    Wearing a pink jogging suit with a hoodie and Ugg-style boots, Lorelei Samuels, 4, danced and skipped around the book aisles inside the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library this past Tuesday, making her way to the playroom, a warm alternative to the cold outside. (January 11, 2015)

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      Ufnau school days

      Columnist John Arrechea writes this week about the time he attended Ufnau School, a one-room school in Texas. (January 11, 2015, Page 3C)

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        Brain bleed leaves mom as helpless as her new born

        Former Oxford resident is learning to overcome the challenges of a stroke and being a brand new mother. (January 11, 2015, Page 3C)

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          A man and his sissy lap dog

          Columnist Lisa Coleman gets a kick out of watching her manly husband fall to pieces over his beloved Maltese, “Lilly Bell.” (January 11, 2015, Page 2C)

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            John McCrady and Oxford on canvas

            Columnist Jack Mayfield introduces us to artist John McCrady who made it part of his life’s work to capture Oxford on canvas. On his noted painting, “Oxford on the Hill,” is hanging inside City Hall. (January 11, 2015, Page 2C)

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              Community work is God’s work, says long-time volunteer

              Mary K. Hempill was raised believing that taking an active role in your community is just a natural part of living. 

               (January 9, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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                Temps to fall: Residents reminded to take precautions

                Brrrrrr. It’s cold outside, and getting colder. That means there are a few important things to keep in mind as the temperature drops. (January 7, 2015)

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                  Lafayette Elementary School turns to tech tools: Teachers incorporate more technology in classroom

                  Tanya Robertson, a second-grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, has used DonorsChoose.org as an online charity that enables public school teachers to post classroom project requests that range from “pencils for poetry and microscopes for mitochondria” and receive gifts from anonymous donors. (January 7, 2015)

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                    This week in Oxford history

                    This was a big week for local writers. Back in 1950, the city of Oxford honored William Faulkner for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back in 1990, Larry Brown resigned from the Oxford Fire Department in order to focus full-time on his writing. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

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