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Vision 2037: Oxford’s path toward the future »

To help guide Oxford’s growth in the best possible direction, city planners and officials are looking to the public for their input on how they see Oxford in 2037. Several public hearings are scheduled including one at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)

Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury »

A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)

IHL reveals little after Friday meeting »

After staying in executive session for almost two hours Friday, members of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning revealed little of what was discussed behind closed doors about University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)

BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts student after noose incident »

Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race or color. (more…) (March 27, 2015)

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Weekend events include artists, authors and SEC baseball

Weekend events include artists, authors and SEC baseball »

Read about what’s going on in Oxford this weekend. Activities range from artists at Bozarts in Water Valley to a free Black History concert to local musicians and their whereabouts to a Paint the Town Glow Party.” Tickets are also still available for the Secret Show, held at 7 p.m. Friday. Only ticket holders will know location and what will be at the event. (March 19, 2015, Page 1)

Sessums hopes memoir helps people help themselves

Sessums hopes memoir helps people help themselves »

He wrote about the rise and fall, and even in-between, of Hollywood stars for Vanity Fair and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. He detailed his own life of being gay while growing up in Mississippi in the New York Times bestseller “Mississippi Sissy.” Kevin Sessums’ latest work, “I Left It On The Mountain,” picks up where his previous memoir left off and details his life as a celebrity journalist in New York City to the spiritual journeys of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain to the depths of his addiction to crystal meth and back again. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

Young Buffalo celebrates release of ‘House’ with show at The Lyric tonight

Young Buffalo celebrates release of ‘House’ with show at The Lyric tonight »

With nearly a decade under their belts of playing together and recording songs, Jim Barrett and Ben Yarbrough finally have a full LP in Young Buffalo’s “House.” The album was released Tuesday, and celebrated with an in-store show at The End of All Music. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1B)

Hannah remembered with vinyl release for Record Store Day

Hannah remembered with vinyl release for Record Store Day »

The End of All Music — Oxford’s only local independent record store — is releasing “Barry Hannah: I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t care.”, a spoken-word record featuring a talk given by the author to a small class at the University of Mississippi in 1989. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

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Features

Local schools work to keep absenteeism rates low »

In light of the Mississippi Department of Education’s recent report on chronic absenteeism, the Oxford EAGLE decided to take a look at student attendance within the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts. (March 29, 2015)

Laser maze, redemption games part of new center Laser maze, redemption games part of new center »

Bowling enthusiasts of all ages and skills will soon be able to make some strikes as the Malco Family Entertainment Center is expected to open in late April. (March 29, 2015, Page 1C)

Broadway, Gowdy named Pantry Volunteers of the Year »

Reida Broadway and Anne Gowdy, two Oxonians who dedicate much of their time to the Pantry, were recently recognized for their volunteer hours by being named the Pantry Volunteers of the Year. (March 20, 2015, Page 1A)

Leap Frog students learn about healthy habits Leap Frog students learn about healthy habits »

Students in The Leap Frog Program spent an afternoon last week learning about healthy eating, germs and teeth care during the annual Health Leap, put on by the Oxford  Junior Auxiliary. (March 15, 2015, Page 1C)

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