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Hughes tosses hat into House race »

Aldermen Jay Hughes signs up for House of Representative race and several qualified recently for the District 1 and 3 Lafayette County Board of Supervisor elections. (January 28, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Red Cross to increase time spent with vets »

The American Red Cross is kicking off a new volunteering opportunity for people to spend some time with local veterans at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford (January 28, 2015, Page 1)

Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving

Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving »

From Lafayette County to Carnegie Hall, the Lafayette High School choir is moving in the right direction, thanks to Kim Gregory, head of the school’s choir program. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

OSD approves 2015-2016 calendar »

The Oxford School District Board of Trustees approved the 2015-16 school year calendar Monday night. The new calendar has OSD school’s starting Aug. 12. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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Arts & Entertainment

Bryant shows maturity, growth on new album

Bryant shows maturity, growth on new album »

Andrew Bryant will release his sixth solo album, “This Is The Life,” on Tuesday (Jan. 27). An in-store show is set for The End of All Music on Tuesday at 5 p.m., while a full-band performance is lined up for next Thursday (Jan. 29) at Proud Larry’s. (more…) (January 22, 2015)

Theater festival concludes today »

Oxford High School students and members of Theatre Oxford performed during this weekend’s Mississippi Theatre Association festival that was held in Oxford this year. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

Author to discuss ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Earth’

Author to discuss ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Earth’ »

Author Christopher Scotton will be at Off Square Books today (Jan. 15) at 5 to read from, sign and discuss “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth.” (more…) (January 15, 2015, Page 1B)

Bascombe returns in Ford’s “Let Me Be Frank With You”

Bascombe returns in Ford’s “Let Me Be Frank With You” »

Richard Ford, a University of Mississippi visiting professor of creative writing and former senior fiction professor, returns his legendary character Frank Bascombe in “Let Me Be Frank With You.” Ford will read from, sign and discuss his latest work at Off Square Books today (Dec. 11) at 5.  (more…) (December 11, 2014)

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Features

Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving »

From Lafayette County to Carnegie Hall, the Lafayette High School choir is moving in the right direction, thanks to Kim Gregory, head of the school’s choir program. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Only in Oxford – College Hill Presbyterian Church »

College Hill Presbyterian Church has a historic place in Lafayette County as one of the oldest churches in the county, and it’s the location of a piece of literary history because it’s where William Faulkner wed. (January 25, 2015, Page 1A)

Veteran spends precious time helping others Veteran spends precious time helping others »

When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

This week in Oxford history »

The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)

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