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Tate Moore

Getting caught, called out on social media

A recent story was about a local pizzeria using Facebook to shame customers who’d taken or damaged something, while an Associated Press report told how a Los Angeles restaurant owner tweeted out information about people who’d made reservations and then were no-shows. Editor Don Whitten wonders if social media is headed in yet another direction with it being used to shame or embarrass people into doing the right thing. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

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)

Cameras catch unflattering images

Tate Moore’s use of security cameras and social media at his business, Square Pizza, has helped solve crimes and increase business. (March 8, 2013, Page 1A)

North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic reloads

OXFORD TOWN – Finally. One of Mississippi’s favorite festivals kicks off tomorrow (June 29) at a brand new venue — Betty Davis BBQ – and the lineup is loaded as usual. T-Model Ford (pictured here) is only one of several legendary musicians and bands set to rock North Mississippi throughout the weekend. Pages 5, 8 and 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 985) gives you a complete heads-up about what to expect this weekend in Marshall County as the blues and temperatures in North Mississippi rise in a big way. (June 28, 2012, Page 5, 8-9)

Van Buren work ahead of schedule

Thanks to dry weather and hard-working crews, the sewer and water work on Van Buren Avenue is four to six weeks ahead of schedule, according to city officials. However, the work is not over yet. Van Buren will remain closed for the rest of the week and portions of East Jackson Avenue will have limited parking and short-tern lane closures. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Oxford Music Fest 2012 spotlight continues

OXFORD TOWN – The photo shown here caught one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Tate Moore, jamming at a 2011 Thacker Mountain Radio Broadcast  and we’re glad we have it in our archives because Moore takes the spotlight on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town as we  conclude our sneak peek at the Oxford Music Festival set to reload Feb. 9. This week’s spotlight includes bands and acts for Feb. 11 and 12 at Proud Larry’s, the Lyric Theater and Malco Studio Cinema. Check it out on Pages 9 and 10 in this week’s OT and go ahead and mark your calendars. (January 26, 2012, Page 9, 10)

Oxford Music Festival reloads

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Music Festival organizers Daniel Morrow, Tim Burkhead (pictured here), Nathan Robbins and Caroline Hourin recently released the lineup for the 2012 version of one of Oxford’s favorite hometown festivals, Oxford Music Fest. Set to reload Feb. 9 at the Lyric Theater, Proud Larry’s and the Malco Studio Cinema, OMF is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to bring us another amazing weekend of music, movies and mayhem featuring tons of local talent. Oxford Town’s coverage begins on Page 7 in this week’s issue and continues until the last note is played on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Malco Studio Cinema. (January 5, 2012, Page 7, 9)

Yocona Folk Festival Kicks off this Friday at the Powerhouse

OXFORD TOWN – The Yocona Folk Festival will kick off its 2011 season this Friday (Aug. 5) with its International Marketplace Day held at the Powerhouse. The market is set to take place from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and will feature tons of artists and craftsmen selling their wares. The day will also feature American and international music and dance, all of which is free and open to the public. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this week’s folk festival activities. (August 4, 2011, Page 7)

A Hill Country Picnic Retrospective

OXFORD TOWN – It wasn’t exactly the “Summer of Love,” but it was close. The 2011 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic went off without a hitch last weekend and we have the photos and coverage to prove it. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town will give you a peek at some of the action at one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) festivals in the state and the manner in which our local musicians anchored it throughout the weekend  — serving up tons of blues, country, rock, gospel and Americana music. Download or pick up an issue and check it out. And, be sure to mark your calendar now for the last week in June, 2012 for the next version of the Hill Country Picnic. (June 30, 2011, Page 9)

The Sixth Annual Hill Country Picnic cranks up this weekend at Foxfire Ranch

OXFORD TOWN –  The wildly popular Hill Country Picnic returns, featuring a venue change and tons of great local and regional talent set to rock the weekend away. It took pages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in this issue of Oxford Town to jam in a veritable truckload of photos, schedules and other festival information — so, dig in, get comfortable and start reading. Also, you may want to start packing your gear now so you’ll have the best seat at the hottest Hill Country Blues Festival in the country. Kicking off the festival on Friday at 5 will be one of Oxford’s favorite singer/songwriters, Shannon McNally (pictured). (June 23, 2011, Page 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

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