Local actors graced the stage during opening weekend of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival at the University of Mississippi. Opening the festival was the “Merry Wives of Windsor.” Also playing this year is “Hamlet,” and “King and I.” (June 14, 2010, Page 1, 2)
A rare auction of William Faulkner’s works on June 22 at Christie’s, the fine arts auction house in New York, will offer a large collection of the Nobel-prize winning author’s books and manuscripts. (June 14, 2010, Page 3)
Dolores Burri knew nothing about her father other than he was a U.S. GI soldier, tall and black and met her mother while in Austria in 1956. More than 50 years later, Burri tracked down her roots to Taylor. Read her story in today’s Eagle. (June 14, 2010, Page 1)
Who doesn’t like putt-putt?
Now area residents finally have a miniature golf course at Rebel Park, on Highway 6 West.
The 9-hole course is the third installment in a continuing evolution of Rebel Park that’s centered on entertainment for the entire community. The minigolf course is part of the same park that offers paint ball fun for the whole family. (June 14, 2010, Page 5)
To mark Flag Day today, guest columnist Clarence Hill of the American Legion writes about protecting our flag and making it the important symbol it has been for years. (June 14, 2010, Page 4)
Chef John Currence was awarded the 2010 Restaurateur of the Year by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association during an awards ceremony Monday.
The association accepted open nominations from operators throughout the state. The list of restaurateurs was reduced to a group of six finalists, including Currence. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A)
One of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Mississippi was also a resident of Oxford.
Although Stark Young was born in Como, he would later move with his family to Oxford. Young was born in 1881 and in 1890 his mother died. A few years later, his father, also a graduate of Ole Miss, would remarry and move to Oxford. (June 11, 2010, Page 3B)
Although it still needs to be approved by the appropriate local review boards, plans for a new Hampton Inn East hotel were announced Thursday at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Dinner. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)
Hollis Crowder was named Citizen of the Year at Thursday’s Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce dinner. Crowder, in only three years in Oxford, has become renowned for his generosity and volunteerism. Sam Haskell served as the guest speaker. (June 11, 2010, Page 1a, 3a)
Although the project was initially approved by local review boards in March, the owners of the new Checkers restaurant slated to open later this year on the corner of University and South Lamar Boulevard are tweaking their plans for the fast-food business. The changes include a new retail component and a 15-foot setback from the road. (June 11, 2010, Page 3A)