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Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Peter's Cemetery

Cemetery violence will not be tolerated

The Oxford Police Department will be keeping  St. Peter’s Cemetery under closer watch as incidents of minor vandalism have increased lately. (October 7, 2013, Page 3A)

Confederate soldier’s headstone replaced

Members of the University Greys Camp No. 1803 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans repaired the fallen headstone of a Civil War veteran that toppled over earlier this year. (October 18, 2012, Page 1)

Double Decker tours take riders back in time

Historical tours are sponsored by the Oxford Tourism Council and lead by local historian, Jack Lamar Mayfield, who delights those on the tour with stories about Oxford’s more famous residents like William Faulkner and L.Q.C. Lamar and describes a little bit about what life was like in Oxford when the town was brand new. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

Passing out a few tricks and treats

Have you got your tricks and treats set up for Sunday evening? Editor Don Whitten passes out some early tricks and treats, but not the kind you’ll be handing out on Halloween. Some get treats for what they’re doing, while others are given tricks. (October 28, 2010, Page 4)

It’s time for an entertaining night at the cemetery

The annual Spirits of Oxford tour will be back at St. Peter’s Cemetery with almost a full moon shining down Friday evening. Editor Don Whitten looks back at previous spirits and gives a preview of what’s to be expected this year at the annual fundraiser for Cedar Oaks. (October 20, 2010, Page 4)

Spirits of Oxford

On Oct. 22, as darkness descends upon St. Peters Cemetery, the ghosts of Oxford famous and infamous will come alive to tell their stories as the Spirits of Oxford returns for performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the tourism office at Oxford City Hall, Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Proceeds will benefit the historic Cedar Oaks home. For more information, call Linda MacCormack at 234-1292. (October 15, 2010)

The Spirits of Oxford are back and set for 2010 production

OXFORD TOWN – Tad Smith (portrayed here by actor Jim McCauley) and other Spirits of Oxford have reloaded and are back for their third season of education and entertainment at St.Peter’s Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 22. Pages 9 and 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town give details of what is quickly becoming one of Oxford’s staple outings – a “can’t miss” event that raises funds for the restoration of the city-owned Cedar Oaks mansion. (October 14, 2010, Page 9, 16)

Revolutionary War vet buried at St. Peter’s

A SENSE OF PLACE — Oxford and Lafayette County may not have been settled until the 1830s, but a settler from an even earlier era lies in Oxford’s historic cemetery. Born in Virginia in 1759, Daniel Green McKie had reached age 77 — an achievement in itself in that time — when he arrived in Lafayette County with his family. He lived only three years more, and his unmarked grave was later given a headstone by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (March 19, 2010, Page 2B)

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