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Friday, September 19, 2014

Will Lewis

Lewis family has longtime roots in Oxford

Historian Jack Mayfield spends time this week on the history of Oxford’s “oldest department store in the South,” Neilson’s Department Store which is celebrating its 175th anniversary. (September 14, 2014, Page 3C)

1952 University High: Little Ten Championship football team

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a break from the Civil War this week to write about the University High School Colonels who went undefeated and won the Little Ten Conference championship in 1952. (August 24, 2012, Page 3B)

Sunday alcohol sales benefits more than restaurants

A year after the city of Oxford allowed alcohol sales on select Sunday, restaurants and other businesses say it’s been good for business. (May 14, 2012, Page 6A)

Historians, mayor discuss new historical marker

Oxford and University of Mississippi historians met Monday to decide how to cram 175 years of local history into 107 words on a new historicalk marker planned to be placed at City Hall. (February 21, 2012, Page 1)

Clockmaker gets more time

Lafayette County supervisors are giving Lloyd Larish, master clockmaker, a few more days to finish the work he started on the Lafayette County Courthouse before searching for someone else to complete the job. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)

Hotel project moves forward

Despite ongoing dissent from many who live in the Jefferson Avenue neighborhood and other city residents, both downtown historic commissions approved a request for a new hotel and parking lot near the Square. The Historic Preservation Commission voted 5-4 on favor of the new hotel. The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the parking lot across the street. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

Historic building’s fate uncertain

A vote on whether to remove a historic building at 1006 Jefferson Ave. (which last served as the location for Andy’s Steakhouse) was delayed Monday after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission determined it needed more information. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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