Forty-five years ago this week, The Oxford EAGLE reported on a school bond issue and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (July 16, 2014, Page 1)
This week’s Education Excellence star is Jessica Peralta. Peralta will start teaching at Oxford High School in the fall. (July 15, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford Park Commission day campers were skilled in disaster preparedness activities Wednesday by local Emergency Management Coordinators. The children also constructed a mini disaster preparedness kit. (July 11, 2014, Page 1B)
Taking part in the Oxford & Lafayette County Pubic Library’s Summer Reading Program, brought back fond memories for columnist Scout Julany. (July 11, 2014, Page 1B)
This week’s Everyday Hero Felicia Pollard will be participating in the Dance Like the Stars event sponsoring the Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi. (July 11, 2014, Page 1)
Milly West covers politics, birth control options and environmental policies in this week’s Teaming Up column. (July 11, 2014, Page 3B)
Actor Juano Hernandez, who played Lucius Beachamp in the movie version of “Intruder in the Dust,” was not allowed to stay in a hotel with the other white actors while he was here filming so he stayed in the home of G.W. Bankhead. This is just one historical fact write Jack Lamar Mayfield shares this week in his column and while giving historical tours for the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 11, 2014, Page 3B)
This week’s Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at the main stories featured in the July 8, 1954 edition of The Oxford EAGLE (July 9, 2014, Page 1)
Education Excellence star for the week Chanel Norphlet recieved the Oxford Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship. She will be attending Jackson State University in the fall. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)
Ashley Freeman began playing tennis when she was 2 on the courts across from her home.
“My dad was a high school coach,” she said. “It’s something that he and I would spend quality time doing.”
She later ranked first in the state as a junior competitor and continued to play tennis at Mississippi State University.
Today, Freeman is the assistant coach for the Oxford High School tennis team, and she leads the children’s tennis camps for the Oxford Park Commission at Avent Park off Park Drive in Oxford, where our Dart landed. (July 7, 2014, Page 1)