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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Memphis

Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

Duwayne Burnside blazes into Rooster’s Blues House

OXFORD TOWN – R.L. Burnside’s legacy is secure and carried out in a big way with his son, Duwayne, carrying the torch. Check out Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information on the Hill Country blues phenom as he heads to Oxford via Rooster’s Blues House on Friday, Nov. 19. And, be sure to check out Oxford Town’s “Around Town” calendar on Page 4 for all of the music, art and entertainment listings across Lafayette County for the upcoming weekend into next week. (November 18, 2010, Page 7)

The Human Spirit

Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)

Wright’s mother hopes to raise reward money

Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.

Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

Ingram Hill returns to Oxford and Proud Larry’s

OXFORD TOWN – Lablemates Ingram Hill and the Benjy Davis Project are set to play Proud Larry’s tonight (Thursday, Sept. 16) as part of their SEC football tour. Ingram Hill is also touring in support of their new album, “Look Your Best” and tonight’s concert kicks off the Rebels’ SEC home opener. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has photos and full details about the show. (September 16, 2010, Page 8)

Airline ‘extra’ fees can add up quickly

Oxford Town Editor Jeff McVay’s vacation involved flying from Memphis to the West Coast and back, and could have been a very expensive trip had McVay opted for some of the things now considered “extras’ on flights – checked baggage, extra baggage, taking his dog, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten and McVay looked up a short list and found McVay could have been out more than $500 extra had he not limited himself to one carry-on bag and left his dog at home. (August 2, 2010, Page 4)

Coming to Oxford – a little ahead of schedule

Assistant News Editor Anne Pringle planned, like many, to retire in Oxford. Sometimes, however, things change and that’s what happened to her, bringing her to Oxford a bit sooner than expected. Pringle writes about the adjustments she and her daughter are making as they get accustomed to living in the community. (July 30, 2010, Page 4A)

Remembering the Lorenzen Wright I knew

Editor Don Whitten looks back over years of contact with former Lafayette High School, University of Memphis and NBA standout Lorenzen Wright after learning Wednesday that Wright’s body had been found outside Memphis. (July 29, 2010, Page 4)

Who cooks your barbecue ribs?

Editor Don Whitten notes that there are more and more local and regional barbecue joints and restaurants, sparking a trip back in time to when there weren’t very many options outside of those cooked at home. Who’s your favorite – the Rendezvous, Corky’s, Dreamland or any of several top-notch local barbecue specialists? (July 28, 2010, Page 4)

OUS to offer transitional first grade

Oxford University School will be the first in the community to offer a transitional first-grade class for the 2010-2011 school year. The transition year, popular in many places, is for students whose birthdays fall near the school registration deadline and who may not have the emotional maturity to transition into a full-scale first-grade program. (May 4, 2010, Page 7)

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