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Sunday, January 25, 2015

William Faulkner

Only in Oxford – College Hill Presbyterian Church

College Hill Presbyterian Church has a historic place in Lafayette County as one of the oldest churches in the county, and it’s the location of a piece of literary history because it’s where William Faulkner wed. (January 25, 2015, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

Developers of what would eventually become Oxford Commons got their initial rezoning request approved by the Oxford Planning Commission this week back in 2002. And 66 years ago, Oxford was buzzing with the news that a film crew from Hollywood might be coming to town to film some scenes for a movie version of William Faulkner’s latest novel, “Intruder in the Dust.” (January 14, 2015, Page 1)

This week in Oxford history

This was a big week for local writers. Back in 1950, the city of Oxford honored William Faulkner for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back in 1990, Larry Brown resigned from the Oxford Fire Department in order to focus full-time on his writing. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

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)

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