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Everyday Hero – Tiffany Bensen »

The Oxford Community Garden Association provides a space for members to come together and garden with others in the community, but with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Up to the challenge is garden manager Tiffany Bensen, who has been with the organization since its conception, first as treasurer before settling into her current post three years ago. Bensen is this week’s Everyday Hero. (October 31, 2014, Page 1A)

Oxford joins together in prayer »

Hundreds in the Oxford community joined together yesterday to pray for the leaders of our county and to discuss racial reconciliation efforts in our town. Mission Mississippi hosted the luncheon at the conference center yesterday. (October 31, 2014, Page 1)

Is cop pay fair? »

Members of the Oxford Police Department are asking city officials to raise the salary for officers to help attract and retain quality law enforcement officers. (October 30, 2014, Page 1A, 10A)

Racial Reconciliation Prayer Luncheon set »

Mission Mississippi will host a Racial Reconciliation Prayer Luncheon tomorrow in which the community will gather together to pray for leaders of the city and county as well as discuss the goal of the organization. Tickets are limited and may be purchased in advance. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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Arts & Entertainment

Kudzu Kings play Proud Larry’s on Halloween night

Kudzu Kings play Proud Larry’s on Halloween night »

The Kudzu Kings return to Proud Larry’s on Friday night (Oct. 31). Moon Pie Curtis & The Fixins will open the show around 9. Tickets are $12 ($15 day of show) and are available online at www.proudlarrys.com or at the door.  (more…) (October 30, 2014, Page 1-3B)

Truckers roll back into town

Truckers roll back into town »

The Drive-By Truckers roll back into Oxford on Wednesday (Oct. 29) with at show at The Lyric. The Truckers latest offering, “English Oceans,” features the Southern storytelling and rocking sound the band has been known for throughout its nearly 20-year career. (more…) (October 23, 2014, Page 1-3B)

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak »

Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

Ten Minute Play Festival takes the stage tonight

Ten Minute Play Festival takes the stage tonight »

Theatre Oxford will present the 15th anniversary of its Ten Minute Play Festival starting at 7:30 this evening (Oct. 16) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.  (more…) (October 16, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)

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Everyday Hero – Tiffany Bensen »

The Oxford Community Garden Association provides a space for members to come together and garden with others in the community, but with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Up to the challenge is garden manager Tiffany Bensen, who has been with the organization since its conception, first as treasurer before settling into her current post three years ago. Bensen is this week’s Everyday Hero. (October 31, 2014, Page 1A)

This week in Oxford history »

From discussions about expanding Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ole Miss in 1995 to William Faulkner announcing his upcoming air show in 1935, this week contained several notable events. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

Faulkner’s creations featured in ‘Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County’ Faulkner’s creations featured in ‘Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County’ »

Local residents will portray characters from several William Faulkner’s works this weekend during the Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County fundraise at The Powerhouse. (October 26, 2014, Page 1C, 3C)

Meet the characters in this week’s Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County Meet the characters in this week’s Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County »

 Cedar Oaks Guild will be putting on its “Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County,” this weekend at the Powerhouse. The show ill feature several of William Faulkner’s fictional characters. (October 26, 2014, Page 2C)

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WVHS cruises past Dragons in season finale »

WVHS cruises past Dragons in season finale

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley did exactly what it should’ve done Thursday night. Quarterback Jonathan Kent accounted for three touchdowns, the defense produced some points of its own, and the Blue Devils continued their surge toward the postseason with a 44-8 rout of Marks Palmer on Senior Night at Bobby Clark Field.n The win gave the Blue Devils (7-4, 4-1 Region 2-3A) their fourth straight entering next week’s MHSAA Class 3A playoffs after a 3-4 start. It also capped a winless season for Marks Palmer (0-9, 0-5), which lost by at least 20 points for the seventh time in nine games. (October 31, 2014, Page 6A)

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