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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jonathan Scott

This week in Oxford history – Yesterday’s Papers

Twenty years ago this week, city leaders were making plans to widen West Jackson Avenue due to the rapid development taking place along the street. Sixty-four years ago, an initiative was launched to build a major new high school in the Abbeville area to serve several communities in the northern part of Lafayette County. (March 4, 2015, Page 1A)

UM to host first folio exhibit

The Ford Center at the University of Mississippi will host an exhibit of a rare collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. The exhibit, “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” will be in Oxford for one month in 2016. (February 26, 2015, Page 1A)

Week in Review – Yesterday’s Papers

Yesterday’s Papers


Feb. 23, 2000

As many as 20 new people were expected to become part of Oxford’s government as a result of the biggest overhaul of the city administration since Pat Lamar was elected mayor in 1997. (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford’s history — Yesterday’s Papers

Ten years ago, the local community gathered for a public hearing on whether the area needed a public transit system, while 80 years ago local education leaders scrambled to keep their county schools open after they ran out of money and had to close the schools. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

A terrible truth that needs to be remembered

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at a recent report titled “Lunching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” and notes that communities should make a determined effort to remember and mark sites of these racial injustices so they can be discussed and explored more openly. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

This week in Oxford history – Yesterday’s Papers

This week marks the anniversary of one of the worst ice storms in Oxford’s history as well as the week back in 1945 when the movie “To Have and Have Not” premiered in Oxford. The movie was notable because it featured a screenplay written by one of its own — William Faulkner. (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

‘Addams Family takes the stage

The Oxford High School Drama Department will stage “The Addams Family” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Kayla Mize Auditorium at the Oxford Middle School. General admission tickets for the musical are now available at OHS for $10 for adults and $5 for all students. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the OHS front office, calling the high school to reserve them at 234-1562 or emailing 11, 2015, Page 1A)

This week in history – Yesterday’s Papers

During this week in Oxford’s history, a variety of issues were being brought before the community by The Oxford EAGLE. For instance, William Faulkner made the front page back in 1939 after earning rave reviews for his latest book, “The Wild Palms.” (February 4, 2015, Page 1)

This week in Oxford history

The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)

Help is there when needed most

News Editor Jonathan Scott found out firsthand how helpful first-responders are when one of his vehicles caught fire recently. Scott tells the story of his problem and about all of the assistance he received. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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