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Parker named Officer of the Year

Parker named Officer of the Year »

Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

City raises concerns with pedicabs »

During the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, the board heard the first reading of a change to the city’s ordinance governing pedicabs that would require all pedicabs to place a “slow moving vehicle” triangle emblem on the center rear of the vehicle. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Land rezoning for shopping center »

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

UM alum recognize LGBTQ Council »

The University of Mississippi Alumni Association Executive Committee recently recognized the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Alumni and Friends Council. A Lavender Ceremony will also be held on April 29. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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Arts & Entertainment

DIY approach leads to ‘Progress’ for Texas artist

DIY approach leads to ‘Progress’ for Texas artist »

Texas artist Tim Kerr’s exhibit, “Tim Kerr: In Progress,” will be on display starting Friday (Arpil 11) at Yalo Studio in Water Valley. An opening reception is planned for Friday night from 6-9 at the gallery. (more…) (April 10, 2014, Page 6, 7, 8)

2014 Double Decker music lineup

2014 Double Decker music lineup »

Here’s a list of the artists, including biographical information and video, who are scheduled to play at the 2014 Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford on April 25-26. A special broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio featuring Rosco Bandana and The Bo-Keys is set for 7 p.m. on the Square. (more…) (April 3, 2014)

Nelly set to perform in the Grove

Nelly set to perform in the Grove »

Grammy Award-winning artist Nelly will perform in the Grove on the University of Mississippi campus on Friday night (April 4). Joining Nelly are special guests Travis Porter and Fly Panda. (more…) (April 3, 2014, Page 6, 7)

The Alex Chilton story: riches to rags and back again

The Alex Chilton story: riches to rags and back again »

Author Holly George-Warren gives readers an inside look into Alex Chilton’s life with her newly released biography “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man.” George-Warren will be in town next week to take part in the Music of the South Symposium, as well as Thacker Mountain Radio. (more…) (March 27, 2014, Page 5, 6, 7)

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Features

Genealogical Society helps others connect to family Genealogical Society helps others connect to family »

The Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society offers a helping hand to those researching their family tree. (April 11, 2014, Page 1B)

There’s nothing like just being there There’s nothing like just being there »

Mary Donnelly Haskell is the subject for this week’s Conversation with …. Donnelly and her husband made Oxford their home four years ago. She and several other performers will present favorite songs from Broadway and movie musicals in “Sounds of State and Screen,” set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. (April 10, 2014, Page 3A)

Artists use graffiti-style graphics Artists use graffiti-style graphics »

UM students respond to emergency preparedness campaign, “Be the Key,” sponsored by the North Central MS Medical Reserve Corps. (April 4, 2014, Page 1B)

Trip out West brings dispair, hope »

Milly West writes about her trip out West and learning about coal mines and wind mills. (April 4, 2014, Page 3B)

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