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Kaye Bryant

Mixed reviews for Shaw house project

Plans to renovate the historic Shaw home on East Jackson Avenue, and the 5 acres surrounding it, will be up for review next week by two city commissions. (February 6, 2014, Page 1, 11)

City’s investment funds rebound

The $30 million the city of Oxford invested from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have gained $809,849 in the first six months since Glenemede investments was hired by the city to manage the portfolio. (October 24, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Community mourns loss of popular doctor

Dr. Gerre Hopkins died Friday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home at the age of 82. Hopkins, a physician and a pharmacist, served Oxford in a variety of ways, including being Ole Miss Rebels team doctor and working with intellectually disabled children and adults. (October 22, 2012, Page 3A)

Steel Magnolias: Popular play breaks tradition

Theater Oxford’s rendition of the iconic 1987 play, Steel Magnolias opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday at The Powerhouse. Director Mike Ewing broke tradition and cast the show with actors who were deserving of the roles, even if they differed in appearance from the type of people traditionally cast in the roles. (August 24, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

City’s investments dip then rebound

Investment managers with Glenmede investment firm, responsible for investing the city of Oxford’s $30 million received from the sale of Baptist, spoke to the Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees recently, updating them on the market outlook and Oxford’s investments. (August 3, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Trustees select firm to invest city’s $30 million

The Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to select Philadelphia, Pa.,-based Glenmede to serve as the investment manager of the city’s newly acquired $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

Ten Minute Play Fest returns to stage

The Ten Minute Play Festival, now in it’s 12th year, opens this Thursday through Sunday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The plays will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. (September 21, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford’s first female police officer dies at 80

Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was Oxford’s first unofficial female police officer who worked on the Square doing traffic control when Oxford Elementary was located where the U.S. Federal Building now stands. (April 11, 2011, Page 2A)

Woman dies in Oxford fire

An early-morning fire claimed the life of an Oxford woman and sent another woman to the hospital in critical condition, Oxford Fire Department Deputy Chief David Duchaine said.

Firefighters got the call at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday to respond to a fire at 1109 S. 14th St., the home of Frances Brown, who was critically injured in the fire. She was flown to a burn center in Alabama.

Officials  have identified the woman who died as Patricia K. Wilkerson, 54, originally of Vicksburg. (January 20, 2011, Page 1)

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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