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Larry Brown

Gifts that have a long shelf life

For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Jeff Callaway; A Lesson in Longevity

OXFORD TOWN – Local musician Jeff Callaway  is carving a niche for himself as a well-rounded frontman these days. Check out Oxford Town Lifestyle Columnist George Atkins’ feature on the popular musician on Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town.. (September 29, 2011, Page 16)

Author Mark Richard set for Off Square Books next Wednesday (Feb. 23)

OXFORD TOWN – Author Mark Richard will be in Oxford on Wednesday, Feb. 23, hosting a book signing and reading at Off Square Books in support of his recently released memoir, “House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s Journey Home.” Page 5 in this issue of Oxford Town has full details about the former Grisham writer-in-residence’s return to Oxford next week. Also, Oxford Town columnist Jim Dee’s shares fond memories of the author in his weekly column “Lies and Other Truths” on Page 6. (February 17, 2011, Page 5, 6)

The one that I stuck with

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks relates that he’s been able to keep one — reading more — for a while now although he is looking for a new author to read since he’s gone through all of the books of his favorite writer, Larry Brown. (January 27, 2011, Page 4)

We can all help with this school project

A letter to the editor from a 14-year-old student in Muskegon, Mich., is asking for help from Oxford EAGLE readers on a school project about life in Mississippi. Editor Don Whitten gets the ball rolling for Logan Moore by writing him a letter in his column telling a bit about our community, our schools, our weather, et cetera. (January 19, 2011, Page 4)

Alejandro’s Back!

OXFORD TOWN – Alejandro Escovedo returns to Oxford next Tuesday (Sept. 14)  for  a Larry Brown tribute set and discussion at Off Square Books at 5 p.m. followed by a full concert at Proud Larry’s later that night. Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott talked to Escovedo about the shows, his new album titled “Street Songs of Love” and Oxford, one of his favorite cities in which to visit and perform. “Street Songs of Love” features “high powered vocal support” from legends such as Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople and Bruce Springsteen. Pages 10 and 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Jon Scott’s very special coverage of what will be a very special show at Proud Larry’s next Tuesday. (September 9, 2010, Page 10, 11)

Barry Hannah – entertainer, teacher, inspiration

Barry Hannah entertained many with his highly-acclaimed novels and collections of short stories, but his biggest contribution to the local community may well have come in the classroom as he’s taught, mentored and inspired countless students through the years. Editor Don Whitten admits to having his ups and downs with Hannah’s literary work, but not with all he’s seen from folks who tout Hannah’s other contributions. (March 3, 2010, Page 4)

Volunteer Fire Departments

PHOTO SLIDESHOW — Portraits of Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Departments; a cover photo series for The LafaShopper News. (January 29, 2010)

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