Stories of courage and honor surround the Yankee’s occupation in the College Hill area after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant crossed the Tallahatchie River near Abbeville and went on to Oxford.
Grant’s second in command was Gen. William T. Sherman. He had crossed the Tallahatchie at Wyatt’s Crossing, just to the west of Abbeville, and had moved his 30,000 troops into the area around College Hill. (September 10, 2010, Page 3B)
Every now and then we all face moments when we wish we were somewhere else.
These moments might look like a rough day at work, an awkward pause in a conversation or the moment you receive some very difficult news. We all face them and we all have to deal with them. And yet, in our mind’s eye, we often travel to far off distant places to escape or run away. These exotic mental locations might be different for every one of us, but the principle is still the same. (September 10, 2010, Page 1B)
Johnny steadied his hand and aimed the glue gun at the small, folded magazine page. With careful precision, he applied the glue in a thin trail down the paper before placing the next strip of paper on top.
“I’ve never burned my fingers,” he said with pride.
Johnny has lived at the North Mississippi Regional Center for two years and says he really likes it there. He and several other NMRC individuals have been working everyday on making bowls out of magazines. A project, he said, has been “lots of fun.” (September 10, 2010, Page 1B)
A CONVERSATION WITH: After a life of travel, Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick is bringing a world of creativity to Oxford. The Oxford native has worked on both coasts as a nanny and merchansie retailer. Today, Kirkpatrick, owns Amelia Presents, a quirky little closet of a gift shop that offers a diversion from the standard Square fare. (September 9, 2010, Page 3)
Master Gardner Beckett Howorth III makes an argument for making the dandelion a part of your garden. (September 3, 2010, Page 4B)
William H. Morris isn’t a professional photographer. He’s just a man with a camera and a knack for taking pictures that capture the spirit of his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, Oxford and the people who call it home.
More than 20 years of photographs are what fills Morris’ new coffee-table book, “Ole Miss at Oxford.” The self-published hardcover book contains 300 full-color photographs on 232 pages. See a few of those photos in today’s Oxford Living. (September 3, 2010, Page 1B)
Saturday, Nov. 11, 1893, was the first time an organized football-game was played by students of the University of Mississippi. Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes readers back to the scene of that first game coached by Dr. A.L. Bondurant. (September 3, 2010, Page 5B)
A CONVERSATION WITH — Corinne Jackson has opened the new shoe-and-accessories boutique Lulu’s with her sister, Lindsey Mitchell. But for the past five years, her work has been focused on new beginnings of a different sort: She recently “retired” as a doula, a professional who assists women in labor and delivery. (September 2, 2010, Page 3)
Today, new cookbooks are being published that read like history books. The cookbooks offer up great tasting recipes and a way to experience different American cultures. (September 1, 2010, Page 8)