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Saturday, April 19, 2014

John Currence

Sunday alcohol sales pass

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 to approve Sunday alcohol sales at its regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance change will go into effect in 30 days and alcohol will be able to be sold in bars and restaurants from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (February 18, 2014, Page 1, 10)

City Grocery pop ups to return in January

The popular “pop up” dinner series hosted by City Grocery last January will return next month with a similar array of talented chefs and an important mission. (December 30, 2013, Page 8)

‘The Tilted World’ familiar for a reason

Ever get that feeling of déja vu when you start reading a book or watching a TV show? Editor Don Whitten explains why he got that feeling as he read the new novel, “The Tilted World,” by the local husband-wife writing duo of Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. (September 30, 2013, Page 4A)

Double Decker fest sales up

Despite nasty weather predictions and controversy, food and art sales at this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival showed an increase. (May 16, 2013, Page 1)

Some cooks turn nose up at fest’s rules

Several restaurant owners aren’t not thrilled with the Oxford Tourism Council’s new Double Decker Arts Festival food vendor selection process which is asking for Oxford or Double Decker-related menu items for this year’s event. (March 29, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

Lots of parties, rumors in Oxford

Matthew McConaughey did not rent out City Grocery, but Texas real estate developer Blake Tartt III is throwing a huge party for 600 of his closest friends at The Powerhouse tonight. Open to the public is the Welcome Rebel party at The Lyric tonight at 8 p.m. (September 14, 2012, Page 3A)

Woodson Ridge Farms celebrates second season

Luke and Elizabeth Heiskell moved to Oxford and started their farm, Woodson Ridge Farms, in 2011. Their farm and their love of Oxford has continued to steadily grow ever since. (August 10, 2012, Page 1B, 3B)

Grant OK’d for new farmer’s market

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday that would go toward the salary and other administration costs associated with starting up a new farmer’s market on city property. (March 21, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford restaurants in national spotlight

Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America,” visited Oxford Tuesday and Wednesday, spending time with chef John Currence and eating lunch at Mama Jo’s on North Lamar Boulevard which will be featured in an upcoming show this summer. (March 8, 2012, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Jessica Perkins writes to thank the individuals and groups who donated time and resources to help the More Than a Meal program in January and February, while Lynn Wilkins writes to thank Knit1 Oxford and the Fiber Festival for putting together a raffle that raised funds for OEPE and LEFE. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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