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Saturday, December 20, 2014

William Faulkner

This week in Oxford history

During this week in Oxford’s history, author William Faulkner returned from an eight-day hunting trip in the Delta back in 1940 and Ole Miss dismissed head football coach David Cutcliffe 10 years ago this week. (December 3, 2014, Page 1A)

Sister cities

City leaders were recently pushed by a concerned citizen to revitalize Oxford’s relationship with its twin city, Aubigny-sur-Nére, France. 

 (December 1, 2014, Page 1)

Only in Oxford – Faulkner Statue

The iPhone wasn’t introduced until 2007, about a decade after the William Faulkner statue was seated on a park bench outside Oxford City Hall. But since then, the bronze statue has become the ideal spot for selfie-takers from all over the country who want a shot of their mug with the Nobel Prize-winning author. It’s a selfie that you can only get in Oxford. (November 30, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

Oxford was honored to host a reception for Eudora Welty at Ole Miss this week back in 1977, and it was also the sad week in 1935 in which William Faulkner’s youngest brother, Dean, was killed in a plane crash near Thaxton. (November 12, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

From discussions about expanding Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ole Miss in 1995 to William Faulkner announcing his upcoming air show in 1935, this week contained several notable events. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

Faulkner’s creations featured in ‘Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County’

Local residents will portray characters from several William Faulkner’s works this weekend during the Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County fundraise at The Powerhouse. (October 26, 2014, Page 1C, 3C)

Meet the characters in this week’s Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County

 Cedar Oaks Guild will be putting on its “Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County,” this weekend at the Powerhouse. The show ill feature several of William Faulkner’s fictional characters. (October 26, 2014, Page 2C)

Only in Oxford – Lafayette County Courthouse

The Lafayette County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the Oxford Square and has served as the center of county government for more than 150 years. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

From the expansion of power lines into rural Lafayette County in 1941 to budget problems at Ole Miss in 1991, this week in Oxford’s history saw a lot of activity. (October 22, 2014, Page 1A)

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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