Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)
Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)
In honor of Black History Month, columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the men and women of color who were slaves in the Oxford area during the Civil War years and how the war affected their lives. (February 3, 2012, Page 3B)
Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)
Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells about the banner that seven young ladies presented to The Lamar Rifles in 1861. The bright banner was made on white silk and was 8 feet long. (March 18, 2011, Page 2B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first unit to leave Oxdford to fight in the Civil War . The Lamar Guard was formed in 1860. They left Oxford in 1861 where they would fight in Pensacola, Fla. and in North Carolina. (March 4, 2011, Page 2B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the invasion of Oxford by Union forces just before Christmas in 1862. (December 10, 2010, Page 2B)
William A “Bill” Frohn writes to urge local officials to consider tranquilizer guns and darts to take down deer temporarily and make it easier and safer to remove them, while Carolyn Ross gives readers some thoughts to ponder as the midterm elections draw near. (July 26, 2010, Page 4)
This Fourth of July weekend, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County to attend a celebration of their 150 years in their church building located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North 9th Street. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)
A special celebration of the life and times of Jacob Thompson (1810-1885) will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program, co-sponsored by the University Museum, city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation, will be held at the museum.
The event will begin with a welcome by William Andrews, director of the University Museum, followed by Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson delivering the proclamation of Jacob Thompson Day, a talk entitled, “Thank you, Mr. Thompson,” by Carolyn Ross, and a preview of reception activities by Bill Russell, president of the local Heritage Foundation.
Refreshments, including a birthday cake and a series of champagne toasts, will augment the browsing of exhibits of Thompson — related documents and objects, some owned by the University and some on loan by private owners. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Mississippi Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed Sunday, Monday and most university holidays. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/museum or call 915-7073. (May 10, 2010)