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Friday, February 27, 2015

Illinois Central Railroad

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)

Letters to the Editor

Raychel Furr Bartek wrote to give background on the two houses owned by St. John’s Catholic Church that have been in the news lately in reference to a decision about their future. Bartek wrote about her grandparents who owned the properties and how her grandfather was a good friend of William Faulkner and the basis for a recurring character in Faulkner’s work. (August 23, 2010, Page 4A)

The Highlands, A Private Lake Community Oxford Commons