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Grant to help pay for buses »

With ridership expected to climb past 1 million this year, the Oxford University Transit system is giving the buses in its fleet a real workout. Thanks to an intermodal transportation grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Oxford will receive two new buses without spending a dime.  (September 1, 2015, Page 1)

Alpha Phi joining campus

Alpha Phi joining campus »

The University of Mississippi is welcoming its newest sorority, Alpha Phi, to campus this fall with a house to come in fall 2017. (September 1, 2015, Page 1, 5)

Woodson Ridge Farms to be featured on the Today Show

Woodson Ridge Farms to be featured on the Today Show »

When Elizabeth Heiskell ran into NBC President Andy Lack, she didn’t miss the opportunity to tell him about her dream of being on the Today Show. (September 1, 2015, Page 1, 5)

Oxford community garden needs volunteers »

Nestled less than a mile off the Square, Oxford Community Garden is a small cluster of garden plots that serve the surrounding community in more ways than one, and organizers are calling for more people to get involved this fall. (August 31, 2015, Page 1, 8)

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Arts & Entertainment

Moon Taxi loves coming to Oxford

Moon Taxi loves coming to Oxford »

Moon Taxi, hailing from neighboring Alabama, will be playing The Lyric tonight, which self-admittedly is a big step from their first show in Oxford back in 2009. The band will be performing tonight at The Lyric. (August 27, 2015, Page 5)

WEEKEND TICKET: Music and a classic adapted play in Oxford

WEEKEND TICKET: Music and a classic adapted play in Oxford »

Folks have the opportunity to hear some great weekend music from an Oxford band, while also checking out a classic play performed by Theatre Oxford at the Powerhouse. (August 27, 2015, Page 1, 8)

Former governor Barbour at Square Books

Former governor Barbour at Square Books »

Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will be at Square Books Sunday at 2 p.m. to sign copies of his new book “America’s Greatest Storm,” which chronicles the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (August 22, 2015)

Fantasia to perform in Oxford

Fantasia to perform in Oxford »

“American Idol “ winning artist Fantasia will perform in the Grove at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. A native of North Carolina, Fantasia rose to fame after winning season three of “American Idol.” Her debut album, Free Yourself, was released in 2004 and went platinum. She has released three subsequent albums. Her most recent album, Side Effect of You, was released in 2013 and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. Her visit is sponsored by the Student Activities Association. (August 22, 2015)

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Oxford library readies for fall programs, events »

A pumpkin contest, a puppet show and a Halloween party are just some of the things the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library has planned for fall.  (August 30, 2015, Page 1A)

For the love of knitting For the love of knitting »

Oxford’s knitters have found a gem in Knit 1 and flock to the business for special learning events, trunk shows, specialty yarns and the most popular, their knitting circle. (August 23, 2015, Page 1C, 2C)

Moore finds his niche with eclectic Square Pizza Moore finds his niche with eclectic Square Pizza »

In Oxford, it’s always hip to be square. Tate Moore, 41, realized that and created an Oxford business that promotes that idea. Walk in Square Pizza at 1101 Van Buren Avenue, and you’ll experience an eclectic dining experience. (August 23, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Pinelake Church launches campus at Oxford Conference Center Pinelake Church launches campus at Oxford Conference Center »

Pinelake Church, with locations in Clinton, Flowood, Madison and Starkville, has launched its fifth campus here in Oxford.  (August 21, 2015, Page 2B)

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