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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Grant’s 1862 order still felt today?

Jewish businessman Asher Reese would like to see a Jewish Community Life Center built on the same land where Gen. Grant issued his No. 11 order that ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. (February 25, 2014, Page 1)

Burns-Belfry – what hopes, dreams can do

The Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, formally dedicated Saturday evening, is the product of hopes, dreams – and a lot of hard work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Saturday’s event and what the project means to the community. (September 23, 2013, Page 4A)

Little store with a big history

The College Hill Store has served the College Hill community for more than 175 years. The small historic structure provided goods for some of the earliest settlers in Lafayette County, and today it continues to be a gathering place for locals and visitors. (July 19, 2013, Page 1B)

Closing time for Downtown Grill

The Downtown Grill closed its doors on Saturday after 22 years in business. Oxford residents and co-owner Patty Lewis shared their memories of the grill. Boure will soon move its North Lamar location to the site. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

It’s time for an entertaining night at the cemetery

The annual Spirits of Oxford tour will be back at St. Peter’s Cemetery with almost a full moon shining down Friday evening. Editor Don Whitten looks back at previous spirits and gives a preview of what’s to be expected this year at the annual fundraiser for Cedar Oaks. (October 20, 2010, Page 4)

Local historic figures return for one night only

Kaye Bryant is taking her roll in this year’s Spirits of Oxford seriously.

Playing the Chickasaw Princess Hoka who sold the land that is now Oxford to settlers, Bryant is doing more than just donning a black braided wig.

“I learned how to speak a little bit of the language,” she said Thursday. “It was a challenge coming up with an accent to sound somewhat authentic but I’ve loved doing it.”

Bryant is one of several people who perform in this year’s Spirits of Oxford being held at 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Peter’s Cemetery. (October 15, 2010, Page 1B)

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