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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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    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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      This week in Oxford’s history — Yesterday’s Papers

      Ten years ago, the local community gathered for a public hearing on whether the area needed a public transit system, while 80 years ago local education leaders scrambled to keep their county schools open after they ran out of money and had to close the schools. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

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        This week in Oxford history – Yesterday’s Papers

        This week marks the anniversary of one of the worst ice storms in Oxford’s history as well as the week back in 1945 when the movie “To Have and Have Not” premiered in Oxford. The movie was notable because it featured a screenplay written by one of its own — William Faulkner. (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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          This week in history – Yesterday’s Papers

          During this week in Oxford’s history, a variety of issues were being brought before the community by The Oxford EAGLE. For instance, William Faulkner made the front page back in 1939 after earning rave reviews for his latest book, “The Wild Palms.” (February 4, 2015, Page 1)

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            This week in Oxford history

            The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)

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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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                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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                  The week in Oxford history

                  During this week in Oxford history, “Bruiser” Kinard was named to the All-American team back in 1936, and the body of a murdered boy was discovered in a shallow grave off  Taylor Road in 1964. (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    This week in Oxford history

                    This was the week back in 1941 that stunned Oxonians when they heard the news that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. It was also the week over the last several decades when the community get ready to launch the Crimestoppers program and the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic. (December 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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