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Turning Back the Pages - November 23- November 27
Hoyt Oliver retired from the Oxford City Council in 2011. Turning back the Pages is a biweekly series by The Covington News, presented by Mayfield Ace Hardware. The Covington News has been telling the story of your life since 1865 and we are highlighting some of the stories from our archives in both our print and online editions.

This week The Covington News is only turning back our pages to five years ago to see how far we have, or have not come. From the not so distance past, things haven’t changed all that much in our community’s celebration.

“The Nutcracker” Celebrating its 10th year in Covington

Nov. 27, 2011

In Covington, we have many special holiday traditions that we hold dear to our hearts. One of the most popular traditions is going to see the Covington Regional Ballet (CRB) perform “The Nutcracker Suite” every year. In 2011, the CRB celebrated their 10th year of this Christmas tradition and our love for the classic production has only increased since then.

Stepping Down

Nov. 23, 2011

This article celebrated Hoyt Oliver’s hard work and dedication to his community. He retired from the Oxford City Council in 2011. “Oliver, 75, will retire from the Oxford City Council in December after a dozen years at Post 3,” the article read. According to the article, he was the son of a teacher and a Methodist preacher, Oliver ended up being both. “The number 12 signals it’s time to move on. It’s a good biblical number,” he told The News then. “It’s the same with teaching: I was 70 and had been teaching for 40 years.” It is our honor to recognize people who were active members of our community for so long.

Where has the year gone?

Nov. 23, 2011

Columnist Barbara Morgan reflected on how fast time flies by in a year. “I remember last New Year’s spent with friends as if it were yesterday, but I can’t manage to fill in the blanks since then,” she said then. This feeling might be among many as Thanksgiving rolls around and Christmas not too long after that. “While over time our brains become less and less reliable for memory — thank goodness for post-its — our older brains develop an amazing ability to appreciate the meaning of time,” Morgan said. The little moments are what make the holidays special, appreciating the time you have instead of wondering where the time has gone.