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William Faulkner

Little store with a big history

The College Hill Store has served the College Hill community for more than 175 years. The small historic structure provided goods for some of the earliest settlers in Lafayette County, and today it continues to be a gathering place for locals and visitors. (July 19, 2013, Page 1B)

Remembering Judge Lamb, Mr. Wilbur Lee

Two longtime local citizens – Judge Bill Lamb and Wilbur Lee Todd – passed away last week with days of one another. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the two local landmarks and suggests that we get to know our local treasures before they are gone. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)

Court: In some places, the past is past

Editor Don Whitten writes about the Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision concerning parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, agreeing with the majority of the justices who say that “current conditions” should determine who is still required to get preclearance from the Justice Department for district line changes and voting guidelines. (June 26, 2013, Page 4)

Freedom to pursue creative life

In this week’s Conversation With … senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sits down with Vera Parishikova who developed a love of William Faulkner while living in Russia during the Cold War. (June 6, 2013, Page 3)

Soapstick

Remember William Faulkner’s observation that a mule will work for you 10 years just for the privilege of kicking you once? Local columnist Jimmy Reed supports that theory, relating the story of his experience with a mule. (June 4, 2013, Page 4)

To be cold or not to be cold?

Lots of things have changed in Oxford during the last 40 years. One that hasn’t, however, is allowing retail stores to sell cold beer, and that’s something the alderman and mayoral candidates seemed to be in agreement about Tuesday night. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue of selling cold beer and wonders how long it will take city leaders to back up their words and change the law. (May 2, 2013, Page 4)

Remembering a different Mr. Bill

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks revisits memories of mentor and friend Billy Rotenberry, an iconic figure in Water Valley for years, and thinks of all the things he wish he could tell Mr. Bill. (April 18, 2013, Page 4)

Faulkner stories shared with youth

William Houston’s children’s book, “Bill and Billy,” is a light-hearted memory of Houston’s time spent with literary giant, William Faulkner when he was a child. Houston read the book to youths on Saturday at the Oxford-Lafayette Public Library. (February 18, 2013, Page 1)

One Faulkner lawsuit settled

One of two lawsuits filed recently by the man who owns the rights to William Faulkner’s work has been settled out of court. Lee Caplin said he settled with The Washing Post and Northtrop in December and the case has been dismissed, however his suit against Sony Classic Pictures is continuing. (January 9, 2013, Page 1,2)

How are you doing with those resolutions?

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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