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Development and history highlight headlines

The theme of papers in this week’s look back at the LOU area is development and history. Areas of town are seeing development, and people and churches are enjoying personal growth for historic events. Read more in these excerpts from papers in 2011, 2009, 1995, 1994 and 1984.

Jan. 14, 2011

CVS Pharmacy gets planning commission nod

The Oxford Planning Commission gave the OK to a CVS Pharmacy building on Jackson Avenue West, despite one member’s concerns with the area’s development.

The pharmacy will open on the current site of Rainbow Cleaners, which is moving down the street near the Oxford Mall.

Commissioner Watt Bishop said he is concerned with the cookie-cutter approach to the new buildings in Oxford and was the one dissenting vote Thursday.

Jan. 16, 2009

Locals head to D.C. for inauguration

Many Lafayette Countians will watch the 44th president of the United States take the oath of office on Tuesday, but a few lucky ones will be there in person.

Some residents made plans last summer to head to Washington, D.C., regardless of who won the presidential seat.

Susan Glisson, executive director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, wrote to U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker on behalf of her students and received tickets, and intern Nickolaus Luckett was one of the lucky ones to get to head north.

Jan. 13, 1995

Oxford corporal punishment policy meets opposition

A policy draft to prohibit corporal punishment in the Oxford School District met opposition at last night’s school board meeting.

The policy draft bans “the infliction of corporal punishment on a student for disciplinary reasons.” The school board was OK with the policy until an addendum was debated.

A draft said: “Assignment of physical exercises and/or physical exertion for disciplinary reasons, or during athletic or extra-curricular programs, shall not be considered corporal punishment.”

The motion to approve the policy was withdrawn.

Jan. 14, 1994

ETV program airing Saturday

A Lafayette County church will be featured on “Mississippi Roads” this weekend on television.

Sand Spring Presbyterian Church, which celebrated its homecoming earlier in the year by dedicating a plaque naming it to the National Register of Historic Places, will be on the Mississippi show.

Jan. 16, 1984

Garrett, Board work out plan for development

After a lengthy discussion, the Oxford Board of Aldermen and developer Johnson Garrett approved an agreement where the city will provide water to a proposed subdivision outside the corporate limits.

Garrett, the developer, will be putting up homes in what will be called Greenwood Acres off of Old Taylor Road.

There was concern over others hooking into the water line and establishing standard requirements for city water use.