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Community Play Date scheduled for Saturday »

The LOU Excel By 5 Coalition will hold their first ever community play date this Saturday at the Jackson Avenue Center. Parent workshops, snacks, games, toys and free child care for those that attend sessions will be provided. (October 24, 2014, Page 1)

Uber drivers under arrest? »

City tells high-tech transit firm, Uber,  to get legal or get arrested. (October 24, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

City votes to keep old armory for pavilion

City votes to keep old armory for pavilion »

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved spending up to $100,000 to save the existing old National Guard Armory frame and roof to turn it into a pavilion. (October 24, 2014, Page 1A)

County nixes state building codes »

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to opt out of state building codes with Senate Bill 2378 and instead make their own codes. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

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Arts & Entertainment

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)

Tim Duffy set to sign ‘We Are The Music Makers!’

Tim Duffy set to sign ‘We Are The Music Makers!’ »

Tim Duffy will be at Off Square Books on Monday at 5 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss “We Are The Music Makers!” “We Are the Music Makers!” is Duffy’s second book, featuring photos, stories and songs from the musicians he has partnered with over the past 20 years. (more…) (October 9, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)

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Features

This week in Oxford history »

From the expansion of power lines into rural Lafayette County in 1941 to budget problems at Ole Miss in 1991, this week in Oxford’s history saw a lot of activity. (October 22, 2014, Page 1A)

Williams’ goal to be an A+ student, baseball player »

Lafayette Elementary Student Brett Williams has an extraordinary gift for both learning and baseball. Together he combines the two and goes above and beyond expectations in education. (October 21, 2014, Page 1)

Jimmy Carter in hell »

Religion columnist Randy Weeks writes about his support for former President Jimmy Carter who received backlash from the Christian community lately for saying Jesus didn’t discriminate against anyone, including those in the LGBT community. (October 19, 2014, Page 5C)

Cancer survivor uses fashion show to lift others »

LaVera Hodges founded a fashion show for cancer patients, survivors and their supporters. A cancer survivor herself, Hodges uses the event as a fundraiser to help those battling the disease. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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