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Lafayette County Courthouse

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)

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    Early recollections of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

    Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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      Trees in need

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has decided a plan to manage the trees around the Lafayette County Courthouse that are declining. One trees on the west side of the property will be need to be taken down. (July 14, 2014, Page 1)

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        The building of the first Lafayette County Courthouse

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us our Lafayette County Courthouse became the center of Oxford. (July 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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          Group protests death penalty

          While their views varied in small detail, those who gathered in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse Tuesday evening to protest the lethal injection killing of convicted killer Benny Joe Stevens, they all shared one common belief that killing another human is wrong, even when it’s called  ”justice.” (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

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            Officials agree dead tree must be removed

            A limb from the large water oak on the east side of the Lafayette County Courthouse fell at about 5:30 Saturday morning onto the wrought-iron fence the surrounds the courthouse. The weight of the limb was so heavy that about 2 feet of the fence buckled, looking as though a car had slammed into it instead of a tree limb.

            Now Oxford and Lafayette County officials are scrambling to get the large tree that has provided cool shade on the Square since William Faulkner was a youngster removed before another limb — or the entire tree — falls. (September 16, 2010, Page 1)

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              Courthouse clock available for viewing for the last time

              Clockmaster Lloyd Larrish has been busy for the past two weeks putting pieces of the courthouse clock together in his hotel room. Thursday citizens Oxford will have a brief time to view the 1870 clock up close before it is lifted upon its base on Friday. Plans for the clock to be fully operational should be Monday or Tuesday of next week. (August 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                Square clock to tell time?

                Just days away from having a lawsuit filed against him, master clockmaker Lloyd Larrish of Minnesota arrived back in Oxford on Friday to complete the work he had been hired to do more than three years ago — fix and restore the historic Lafayette County Courthouse clock. (August 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Supervisors to pursue legal remedy for courthouse clock

                  The remedy for the ailing courthouse clock is legal action. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors announced in their regular meeting that they hired a man over three years ago to repair the clock who has not made the restorations or returned the clock parts. Now the board is seeking a clockmaker to help restore the current one, but may have to settle for a newer clock that works. (July 7, 2010, Page 3)

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                    Cause for celebration: A church building stands for 150 years

                    This Fourth of July weekend, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County to attend a celebration of their 150 years in their church building located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North 9th Street. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)

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