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Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Shaw project hits a snag

The Historic Preservation Commission tabled a request to demolish five structures on the same property as the Shaw house until the Mississippi Department of Archives and History can review the project. They approved repairs to the front porch of the historic home to keep it from falling down. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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    New marker unveiled at City Hall

    A new historical marker was unveiled Thursday in front of City Hall the briefly hits on some Oxford’s history. (April 26, 2013, Page 1A)

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      Tax benefits to be discussed

      A representative from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will be at tonight’s Oxford Historic Preservation Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to explain the benefits of owning a home inside a historic district. (April 9, 2013, Page 3)

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        Historic bridge can be yours

        The Mississippi Department of Transportation is looking for individuals or organizations interested in being the new owner of the Highway 7 Tallahatchie River Steel Bridge. Since the bride is considered historical, MDOT must meet federal guidelines to have the bridge. MDOT is expected to start construction on a new bridge in early 2013. (November 28, 2012, Page 1)

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          Historians, mayor discuss new historical marker

          Oxford and University of Mississippi historians met Monday to decide how to cram 175 years of local history into 107 words on a new historicalk marker planned to be placed at City Hall. (February 21, 2012, Page 1)

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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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