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Citizens give input on Oxford’s future

Citizens give input on Oxford’s future »

About 130 people showed up Tuesday for the kick-off of the Oxford Vision 2037 meeting to take part in planning Oxford’s growth.  (April 1, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

Local chef names James Beard nominee »

Vishwesh Bhatt, chef at The Snackbar, has been nominated as Best Chef in the South by the James Beard Foundation.  (March 31, 2015, Page 1, 3)

OIS sixth-grader places 2nd in state geography bee »

Oxford Intermediate School’s sixth-grader Edmund Doerksen placed second in the 27th annual Mississippi Geographic Bee held this past weekend. (March 31, 2015)

Lawyer questions statue incident charges »

The lawyer representing Graeme Phillip Harris says his client’s actions were “foolish, insensitive and offensive,” but the he wasn’t the one who put a rope around a statue of James Meredith and questions why two other students haven’t been charged. (March 30, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend events include artists, authors and SEC baseball

Weekend events include artists, authors and SEC baseball »

Read about what’s going on in Oxford this weekend. Activities range from artists at Bozarts in Water Valley to a free Black History concert to local musicians and their whereabouts to a Paint the Town Glow Party.” Tickets are also still available for the Secret Show, held at 7 p.m. Friday. Only ticket holders will know location and what will be at the event. (March 19, 2015, Page 1)

Sessums hopes memoir helps people help themselves

Sessums hopes memoir helps people help themselves »

He wrote about the rise and fall, and even in-between, of Hollywood stars for Vanity Fair and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. He detailed his own life of being gay while growing up in Mississippi in the New York Times bestseller “Mississippi Sissy.” Kevin Sessums’ latest work, “I Left It On The Mountain,” picks up where his previous memoir left off and details his life as a celebrity journalist in New York City to the spiritual journeys of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain to the depths of his addiction to crystal meth and back again. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

Young Buffalo celebrates release of ‘House’ with show at The Lyric tonight

Young Buffalo celebrates release of ‘House’ with show at The Lyric tonight »

With nearly a decade under their belts of playing together and recording songs, Jim Barrett and Ben Yarbrough finally have a full LP in Young Buffalo’s “House.” The album was released Tuesday, and celebrated with an in-store show at The End of All Music. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1B)

Hannah remembered with vinyl release for Record Store Day

Hannah remembered with vinyl release for Record Store Day »

The End of All Music — Oxford’s only local independent record store — is releasing “Barry Hannah: I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t care.”, a spoken-word record featuring a talk given by the author to a small class at the University of Mississippi in 1989. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

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Features

OIS sixth-grader places 2nd in state geography bee »

Oxford Intermediate School’s sixth-grader Edmund Doerksen placed second in the 27th annual Mississippi Geographic Bee held this past weekend. (March 31, 2015)

Local schools work to keep absenteeism rates low »

In light of the Mississippi Department of Education’s recent report on chronic absenteeism, the Oxford EAGLE decided to take a look at student attendance within the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4C)

Laser maze, redemption games part of new center Laser maze, redemption games part of new center »

Bowling enthusiasts of all ages and skills will soon be able to make some strikes as the Malco Family Entertainment Center is expected to open in late April. (March 29, 2015, Page 1C)

Broadway, Gowdy named Pantry Volunteers of the Year »

Reida Broadway and Anne Gowdy, two Oxonians who dedicate much of their time to the Pantry, were recently recognized for their volunteer hours by being named the Pantry Volunteers of the Year. (March 20, 2015, Page 1A)

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Sports

Ole Miss looking for next man in the middle »

Ole Miss looking for next man in the middle

Ole Miss is exhausting all avenues in its attempt to find the next man in the middle of its defense. Deterrian Shackelford’s eligibility expired after six seasons last year, leaving a position that’s been stable in recent seasons suddenly surrounded by uncertainty. Shackelford moved to middle linebacker last year to fill the void of Mike Marry, who started for three seasons before Shackelford took over. (April 1, 2015, Page 1B)

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