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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oxford-Lafayette Heritage Foundation

Only in Oxford – Website being developed by local historians

Oxford attorney Richie Burnette and members of the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation plan to embark on a historical project that they will never finish. History never ends, and this group of Oxford history buffs plans to create a website dedicated to the history of Oxford and Lafayette County. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Grant’s 1862 order still felt today?

    Jewish businessman Asher Reese would like to see a Jewish Community Life Center built on the same land where Gen. Grant issued his No. 11 order that ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. (February 25, 2014, Page 1)

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      Museum, multicultural center opens

      A dedication ceremony was held Saturday for the new Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center after more than 10 years of fundraising and planning. (September 23, 2013, Page 1A)

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        City considers Historic Properties Commission

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering forming a new commission that would oversee the Oxford-owned historic buildings, taking it out of the hands of Visit Oxford, the city’s tourism department formally known as the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. (July 5, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Burns-Belfry set to open in June

          With funding in place, Phase 3 of the Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center renovations is about to begin and, after about a decade of planning, fundraiser and construction, the historic church could be open to the public as early as June. (December 6, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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            Preservation Alliance dissolved

            The Oxford-Lafayette Preservation Alliance has been dissolved with the remaining funds

            going to the Oxford-Lafayette Heritage Foundation. (January 13, 2012, Page 2A)

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