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Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

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    For Your Consideration

    Artists in a variety of forms are showing off their art at this weekend’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Their pieces are on display for judges, and aren’t necessarily part of the vendors’ wares around the Square. Take a closer look at some of the entries and what the artists are trying to do in the Oxford Living feature that reminds Double Decker attendees that they can cast a ballot in the People’s Choice category as well as take a look at the juried entries. (April 29, 2011, Page 1B)

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      Local Civil War troops get marching orders

      Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the 150th anniversary of when the first two volunteer units from the University of Mississippi received their marching orders during the Civil War. (April 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Being a good friend means listening

        Columnist and retired psychologist Steve Stricker reminds us what means to be a good friend. (April 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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          Father, son team up to create environmentally friendly house

          Watt Bishop and his son Beau Gibb show off Bishop’s “green” home on 14th Street. From the front porch made from recycled plastic bags to the bamboo floors, the house was built to be comfortable and environmentally friendly. See today’s Oxford Living for a look inside the home. (April 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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            The Grove: ‘The loveliest landscape in the state’

            Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days when real tailgating went on in The Grove — when cars parked on the grass and food and drinks were stuffed into the trunks. Read about how The Grove kept Ole Miss in Oxford in today’s Oxford Living. (April 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Could knitting be the new yoga?

              Avid knitter Buffy Choinski finds knitting to be a good way to relieve stress. Experts agree with her. See how knitting can put a person into a similar meditative mode as yoga in today’s Oxford Living. (April 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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                It’s time to be honest and stop making excuses

                Ole Miss student Amanda Schnugg stopped making excuses and started getting healthy. Read how a rude, but honest, doctor helped her take the first steps to losing weight. (April 15, 2011, Page 1B)

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                  Man builds opry house for those who love music

                  A variety of musical guests perform on the second Saturday of each month at the Tula Opry which was a 30-year dream of Rusty Pinion. See the grand ol’ opry in Tula in today’s Oxford Living. (April 15, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    The Downtown Grill passes into the history of Oxford

                    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield pays tribute to the Downtown Grill, which is closing this weekend after 22 years in Oxford. (April 8, 2011, Page 2B)

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