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County nixes state building codes »

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to opt out of state building codes with Senate Bill 2378 and instead make their own codes. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

Foreclosure aid available until June »

The North Mississippi Rural Legal Services wants to get the word out that homeowners in danger of losing their home have until June for some free help.  (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

City seeks legal help »

The Oxford Board of Aldermen hired an attorney to handle any zoning issues that may come up as the Oxford School District attempts to change zoning on property it is looking to sell. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

Tutwiler Quilters return to Oxford »

The ladies of the Tutwiler Quilters will return to Oxford this Saturday for their exhibit and sale at St. Peters Church. The group has two new products to offer to customers. (October 22, 2014, Page 1A)

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Truckers roll back into town

Truckers roll back into town »

The Drive-By Truckers roll back into Oxford on Wednesday (Oct. 29) with at show at The Lyric. The Truckers latest offering, “English Oceans,” features the Southern storytelling and rocking sound the band has been known for throughout its nearly 20-year career. (more…) (October 23, 2014, Page 1-3B)

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak »

The world-famous home of William Faulkner is some 170 years old, and it continues to attract thousands of visitors each year who want to see where the Nobel Prize-winning writer worked and lived. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

Ten Minute Play Festival takes the stage tonight

Ten Minute Play Festival takes the stage tonight »

Theatre Oxford will present the 15th anniversary of its Ten Minute Play Festival starting at 7:30 this evening (Oct. 16) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.  (more…) (October 16, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)

Tim Duffy set to sign ‘We Are The Music Makers!’

Tim Duffy set to sign ‘We Are The Music Makers!’ »

Tim Duffy will be at Off Square Books on Monday at 5 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss “We Are The Music Makers!” “We Are the Music Makers!” is Duffy’s second book, featuring photos, stories and songs from the musicians he has partnered with over the past 20 years. (more…) (October 9, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)

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Features

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)

Williams’ goal to be an A+ student, baseball player »

Lafayette Elementary Student Brett Williams has an extraordinary gift for both learning and baseball. Together he combines the two and goes above and beyond expectations in education. (October 21, 2014, Page 1)

Jimmy Carter in hell »

Religion columnist Randy Weeks writes about his support for former President Jimmy Carter who received backlash from the Christian community lately for saying Jesus didn’t discriminate against anyone, including those in the LGBT community. (October 19, 2014, Page 5C)

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak »

The world-famous home of William Faulkner is some 170 years old, and it continues to attract thousands of visitors each year who want to see where the Nobel Prize-winning writer worked and lived. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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