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Friday, May 29, 2015

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)

Conroy’s latest work gives valuable insight

It’s been said that you can get a quick fix on someone by seeing what he or she reads. Editor Don Whitten points out that’s not always easy to do, but is with one of the South’s favorite authors, Pat Conroy, whose latest book, “My Reading Life,” takes readers on a trip through his library and education to see how and why Conroy writes as he does. Conroy will be in town Wednesday to sign copies of the new book at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. (November 2, 2010, Page 4)

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