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New meter app OK’d »

The Oxford Parking Commission approved moving forward with a new phone application to pay for parking at the city’s parking meters that won’t cost the city anything. (March 3, 2015, Page 1)

Late winter storm may hit Wednesday »

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for north Mississippi from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday . (March 3, 2015, Page 1)

Film Fest bittersweet for organizers

Film Fest bittersweet for organizers »

The 12th annual Oxford Film Festival had visits from actors James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson, large crowds and bittersweet good byes. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)

Meet the newest school board member »

After reviewing resumes and interviewing multiple candidates, the Oxford Board of Aldermen selected Gray Edmondson to serve as a member of the Oxford School Board starting this month. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)

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Arts & Entertainment

Richman to display wide range of experience at Larry’s show

Richman to display wide range of experience at Larry’s show »

Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins will perform at Proud Larry’s on Saturday night (Feb. 28). The show will kick off around 9 and tickets ($12 in advance, $15 the day of the show) may be purchased at www.proudlarrys.com or at the door. (more…) (February 26, 2015, Page 1B, 2B, 4B)

UM to host first folio exhibit »

The Ford Center at the University of Mississippi will host an exhibit of a rare collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. The exhibit, “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” will be in Oxford for one month in 2016. (February 26, 2015, Page 1A)

Stellar music lineup set for Double Decker »

The good folks at Visit Oxford have done it again, putting together a stellar lineup of musicians and bands for the annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the lineup, which features a lot of performers he’s sure will please those on hand. (February 20, 2015, Page 4A)

Keen pays tribute to bluegrass influence with latest album, tour

Keen pays tribute to bluegrass influence with latest album, tour »

Robert Earl Keen returns to The Lyric for a show tonight (Feb. 19). Bonnie Bishop will open the show around 8. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at The Lyric’s Box Office or online at www.thelyricoxford.com. Keen is touring in support of his latest album, “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions,” an album of bluegrass covers, giving fans a listen to what shaped Keen as a singer, songwriter and musician. (more…) (February 19, 2015, Page 1-2B, 4B)

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Features

Only in Oxford – Website being developed by local historians »

Oxford attorney Richie Burnette and members of the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation plan to embark on a historical project that they will never finish. History never ends, and this group of Oxford history buffs plans to create a website dedicated to the history of Oxford and Lafayette County. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)

Youth of the Year helps children succeed academically »

Oxford High School senior Zach Wadley was recently recognized for the time he spends mentoring other children at the Boys & Girls Club of Oxford by being named the regional Youth of the Year. (February 27, 2015, Page 1)

Week in Review – Yesterday’s Papers »

Yesterday’s Papers   Feb. 23, 2000 As many as 20 new people were expected to become part of Oxford’s government as a result of the biggest overhaul of the city administration since Pat Lamar was elected mayor in 1997. (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A)

Young Life helps youth become leaders Young Life helps youth become leaders »

Young Life has been around for 70 years nationally and seven years in Oxford, attending to youths across the country by showing them love, acceptance and plain ol’ fun. (February 22, 2015, Page 5C)

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