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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Elvis Presley

Holly Springs pays tribute to the ‘universe, galaxy, planet, world’s’ most devoted Elvis fan

It has been said that, in the South, we don’t hide our eccentrics. We show them off. (more…) (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)

Better days ahead for Mississippi Coliseum?

Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the history of the “state” coliseum in Jackson — the Mississippi Coliseum — and the possibility of a noticeable renovation of the half-century old facility that’s hosted countless events and some big names through the years. (March 5, 2014, Page 4)

2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

The King and I

Generations columnist Jim McCauley fondly remembers a few moments spent with Elvis Presley. (August 17, 2012, Page 1B)

‘The Man Behind The Drums’

You know a good song when you hear it, and it will still be a good song years later. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at some of those songs for him and relates his growing admiration for singer-drummer-guitarist Levon Helm of The Band, who’s struggling in a battle with cancer. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

Billy Joe Shaver plays Proud Larry’s next Wednesday

OXFORD TOWN – Country music legend Billy Joe Shaver lost parts of three fingers, broke his back, suffered a heart attack and had a quadruple bypass, had a steel plate put in his neck and 136 stitches in his head, fought drugs and booze and spent all the money he had and married two women a total of five times. Who is this guy? Find out on Page 6 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town as Shaver prepares for a show at Proud Larry’s on Wednesday, Dec. 7, AND a cameo appearance in Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees’ weekly feature “Lies and Other Truths.” (December 1, 2011, Page 6)

Making new memories of 9/11

Sept. 11, 2011, will go down as one of those iconic days that no one forgets. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers where he was and his thoughts of that day, and then encourages us to get involved with this Sunday’s Day of Service and Remembrance to create new, positive memories of 9/11. (September 9, 2011, Page 4A)

Families pack new Square Fair area

The lines were long at the Square Fair this weekend, as part of the Double Decker Arts Festival. The children’s fair moved behind the Thompson House and the Oxford University Club to rave reviews from parents. (April 26, 2010, Page 8A)

Visiting the Tupelo Automobile Museum

OXFORD TOWNIf you’re looking for a fun day trip out of Oxford, look no further than the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Located in the heart of downtown Tupelo, the museum boasts three centuries of automotive rarities from an 1886 Benz to present day Toyota. But that’s not all. The museum rotates other exhibits continually – exhibits such as one featuring Elvis Presley memorabilia and, currently, a Marty Stuart exhibit. (March 4, 2010, Page 15)

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