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Spirits of Oxford returns for fourth edition

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the upcoming “Spirits of Oxford” event that mixes Halloween with history that creates two hours of fun every two years. Local residents will portray characters from Oxford’s history at the St. Peter’s Cemetery Oct. 26. (October 19, 2012, Page 3B)

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    The formation and naming of Oxford

    Oxford  was incorporated on May 11, 1837. Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how Oxford came to be the place we all call home.

     (June 24, 2011, Page 2B)

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      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)

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        Local historic figures return for one night only

        Kaye Bryant is taking her roll in this year’s Spirits of Oxford seriously.

        Playing the Chickasaw Princess Hoka who sold the land that is now Oxford to settlers, Bryant is doing more than just donning a black braided wig.

        “I learned how to speak a little bit of the language,” she said Thursday. “It was a challenge coming up with an accent to sound somewhat authentic but I’ve loved doing it.”

        Bryant is one of several people who perform in this year’s Spirits of Oxford being held at 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Peter’s Cemetery. (October 15, 2010, Page 1B)

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          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)

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