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Traffic needs to slow down on Sisk »

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are looking at ways of slowing down traffic along Sisk Avenue, which has become one of the town’s busiest school zones. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

City ponders future of new pavilion

City ponders future of new pavilion »

After the city decided to save a portion of the old National Guard Armory building and make it an open pavilion, now it’s time to decide who runs it and what goes on there. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A)

Fire tower area off limits »

Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.  (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Reading programs aimed at children »

The LOU Excel By 5 Coalition will hold a second playdate aimed for preschoolers this weekend while other reading-related events are also planned to help children achieve reading success.  (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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Jenkin to show work at Yalo Studio

Jenkin to show work at Yalo Studio »

An opening reception for “Len Jenkin: Fire Over Water” will be held at Yalo Studio in Water Valley on Friday (Jan. 30) from 6-8:30 p.m. Jenkin, a visual artist from New York City, is also a playwright, screen writer and novelist. His work is influenced by a career in storytelling, stage design and directing. (more…) (January 29, 2015, Page 1B)

Bryant shows maturity, growth on new album

Bryant shows maturity, growth on new album »

Andrew Bryant will release his sixth solo album, “This Is The Life,” on Tuesday (Jan. 27). An in-store show is set for The End of All Music on Tuesday at 5 p.m., while a full-band performance is lined up for next Thursday (Jan. 29) at Proud Larry’s. (more…) (January 22, 2015)

Theater festival concludes today »

Oxford High School students and members of Theatre Oxford performed during this weekend’s Mississippi Theatre Association festival that was held in Oxford this year. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

Author to discuss ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Earth’

Author to discuss ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Earth’ »

Author Christopher Scotton will be at Off Square Books today (Jan. 15) at 5 to read from, sign and discuss “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth.” (more…) (January 15, 2015, Page 1B)

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Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving »

From Lafayette County to Carnegie Hall, the Lafayette High School choir is moving in the right direction, thanks to Kim Gregory, head of the school’s choir program. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Only in Oxford – College Hill Presbyterian Church »

College Hill Presbyterian Church has a historic place in Lafayette County as one of the oldest churches in the county, and it’s the location of a piece of literary history because it’s where William Faulkner wed. (January 25, 2015, Page 1A)

Veteran spends precious time helping others Veteran spends precious time helping others »

When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

This week in Oxford history »

The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)

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