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Monday, May 25, 2015

Jonathan Scott

This week in Oxford history

Developers of what would eventually become Oxford Commons got their initial rezoning request approved by the Oxford Planning Commission this week back in 2002. And 66 years ago, Oxford was buzzing with the news that a film crew from Hollywood might be coming to town to film some scenes for a movie version of William Faulkner’s latest novel, “Intruder in the Dust.” (January 14, 2015, Page 1)

This week in Oxford history

This was a big week for local writers. Back in 1950, the city of Oxford honored William Faulkner for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back in 1990, Larry Brown resigned from the Oxford Fire Department in order to focus full-time on his writing. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

Ode to an electric hand-held mixer

News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family had to say goodbye to a long-time friend recently: an electric hand-held mixer they’ve been using for three decades. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

The week in Oxford history

During this week in Oxford history, “Bruiser” Kinard was named to the All-American team back in 1936, and the body of a murdered boy was discovered in a shallow grave off  Taylor Road in 1964. (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

This was the week back in 1941 that stunned Oxonians when they heard the news that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. It was also the week over the last several decades when the community get ready to launch the Crimestoppers program and the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic. (December 10, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

During this week in Oxford’s history, author William Faulkner returned from an eight-day hunting trip in the Delta back in 1940 and Ole Miss dismissed head football coach David Cutcliffe 10 years ago this week. (December 3, 2014, Page 1A)

Affordable homes help make life wonderful

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at affordable housing — or more correctly, the lack of it — in Oxford, and urges city leaders and others to take the opportunity to make more of it available. (November 21, 2014, Page 4A)

This week in Oxford history

Rushing the Christmas holiday is nothing new. Back in 1940, The Oxford EAGLE published an editorial welcoming the trend of extending the Christmas shopping season into November. This is also the week back in 1958 when the city announced it would start adding floats to the community’s annual Christmas parade. (November 19, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

Oxford was honored to host a reception for Eudora Welty at Ole Miss this week back in 1977, and it was also the sad week in 1935 in which William Faulkner’s youngest brother, Dean, was killed in a plane crash near Thaxton. (November 12, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history

With this being an election week, we take a look back at the results from previous elections. Back in 1936, Lafayette County was a Blue Community that enthusiastically supported Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. By 2000, the community had turned Red by giving its support to George Bush. (November 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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