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Double Decker Arts Festival

Tom Freeland: Someone I am proud to call a friend

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls her first and last meetings with local attorney Tom Freeland, who passed away last weekend. She remembers his help, his knowledge, his support and his wave and smile. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the clubs, churches, postal workers and others who helped with donations and service at The Pantry during the month of May. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

Small-town life offers training in impatience

Living in Oxford has lots of obvious benefits. One of the ones we don’t think about, Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about, is that we rarely have to wait very long to get, or do, anything. (March 26, 2014, Page 4)

Is the food at Double Decker that big of a deal?

Organizers of the popular Double Decker Arts Festival have changed some of the guidelines for food vendors for this year with hopes of making the fare more “local.” Editor Don Whitten, who’s been to his share of Double Decker fests through the years, wonders how much most festival-goers really worry about the origin of the food they get when they take a break for food or drink. (April 1, 2013, Page 4)

Educated predictions and out-right guesses for 2013

Editor Don Whitten, with apologies to “seers” like the late-Jeanne Dixon, takes a look at the upcoming year with some thoughts about things that might well happen in sports, education, government, et cetera. (December 31, 2012, Page 4)

Preparations under way for Run for Hope

Run for Hope, which helps fund scholarships to send youngsters with Type 1 diabetes to a special camp at Camp Hopewell, is coming up in a few months, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the event and what race organizers are doing as they move closer to the popular event. (December 5, 2012, Page 4)

Big week for celebrating birthdays

We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

Double Decker 2010 – weather gets top billing

We just thought Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings were headlining the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Since midweek, however, we’ve found that it’s really Mother Nature this year. Editor Don Whitten looks at the weather’s effect on the popular event and all of the scrambling local officials have done over the past 48 hours. (April 23, 2010, Page 4A)

Time to turn our attention to busy weekends

With Tax Day almost behind us, Editor Don Whitten says it’s time to start turning our attention to less stressful and more enjoyable times. He suggests events coming up locally the next three weeks – Red-Blue Spring Game at Ole Miss, Double Decker Arts Festival, Relay for Life – and other ideas of what to get involved with. (April 15, 2010, Page 4)

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