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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jonathan Scott

Guiding Growth

As boom times  for development in Oxford return, city leaders are adopting and proposing several new regulations aimed at ensuring that this new building doesn’t diminish the quality of life residents now enjoy. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1942

On this day 72 years ago, The Oxford EAGLE’s main story concerned the upcoming dedication of the new Catholic church — St. John’s. Also of note was the fact that cotton crops were being harvested and the local gins were getting busy. Scattered around the front page of the newspaper that week were several articles related to the war overseas. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1990

Twenty-four years ago the community was focused on the first Gulf War, a speech Congressman Jamie Whitten made in Oxford and local efforts to get the funding needed to build a new road to the industrial park. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

New plan points UM in the right direction

The University of Mississippi is about to begin a new school year, and News Editor Jonathan Scott writes how this year could be an especially remarkable one if everyone can get behind UM’s new plan to make the university a more diverse and welcoming institution for all people. (August 22, 2014, Page 4A)

Heat hits area

Two months after the official arrival of summer, the Lafayette County area is finally getting hit with the kind of hot weather that typically arrives in early July. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves from what could be dangerously high temperatures. (August 21, 2014, Page 1)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1969

Forty-five years ago, Oxford prepared for the opening of a new wing of its hospital, and two juveniles were arrested for making obscene phone calls in the county. The community also started providing disaster relief to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Camille hit. (August 20, 2014, Page 1A)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1974

The community was shocked when two police cars were destroyed by an explosive device in August of 1974. The first Faulkner Conference was held and Oxford High School started its first sports program for girls. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1957

Our community battled polio, prepared to be spotlighted on Memphis TV and started getting ready for new school year during the week of Aug. 8, 1957. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

Fun with Faulkner

An exhibit of paintings by local artist Jason Heavner, also known as J-Man, focuses on writer William Faulkner. The series of paintings are profound, a bit profane and a lot of fun. (July 25, 2014, Page 1B)

Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at July 21, 1949

The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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