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Quentin Tarantino hooks Oxonians

OXFORD TOWN – Current Oxford actor Johnny McPhail and former resident J.D. Evermore have been cast in the new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” set to begin filming in January. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to check out the Film Freak’s coverage of the two actors and this awesome honor. (November 10, 2011, Page 11)

Kayak trip benefits nonprofits

Three men braved the Mighty Mississippi this summer, kayaking the entire 2,300 miles of the river, raising more than $20,00o for Interfaith Compassion Ministry in Oxford. Read about their adventure in today’s EAGLE. (September 8, 2011, Page 1)

Wet Labor Day forecast for area

Tropical Depression 13 is expected to dump inches of rain in the Gulf Coast states Sunday and Monday but how much rain Oxford will see is still unknown. (September 2, 2011, Page 3A)

‘Streetcar Named Desire’ opens Wednesday

Tennessee Williams’ play, “Streetcar Names Desire” opens Wednesday and will run through Friday at The Powerhouse. Tickets on Wednesday and Friday are $10 to $12 for members and $8 for students. Tickets for Thursday’s show are $35 to $40 which include a City Grocery Dinner. For more information, visit www.theatreoxford.com. (August 23, 2011, Page 1)

Local kayakers brave high river for fundraiser

Oxford’s own Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl, both seniors at Ole Miss, took to the waters of the Mighty Mississippi Tuesday morning to being their journey down the 2,300-mile long, swelled river in hopes to raise money for Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)

Kayaking for a cause

Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.

 (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

Goo Goo Dolls set to rock the Grove

OXFORD TOWN – On Sunday, April 3, the Goo Goo Dolls will headline a free concert sponsored by the Student Programming Board and Department of Campus Programming on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The opening act for the four-time Grammy nominated band from Buffalo, N.Y., will be Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, a rising rock band from Nashville. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. and is set for the Grove Stage. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details about Sunday evening’s rock in the Grove. (March 31, 2011, Page 7)

We can all help with this school project

A letter to the editor from a 14-year-old student in Muskegon, Mich., is asking for help from Oxford EAGLE readers on a school project about life in Mississippi. Editor Don Whitten gets the ball rolling for Logan Moore by writing him a letter in his column telling a bit about our community, our schools, our weather, et cetera. (January 19, 2011, Page 4)

Thacker Mountain Radio wraps season at Lyric Theater with packed lineup

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio completes a bustling 2010 season tonight (Thursday, Nov. 18) at the Lyric Theater featuring authors Jesmyn Ward and Jack Pendarvis (pictured),  musical guests Sam Mosley, The Hot Seats and the Thacker Mountain house band, The Yalobushwhackers. Tonight’s season finale  starts at 6 (doors open at 5) with plenty of seating available. Admission is free. Page 9 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town has full details. (November 17, 2010, Page 9)

Tuning into the bed-and-breakfast crowd

George McConnell, one of Oxford’s best-known musicians, is into a different rhythm these days as he’s involved in music, family and working at The 512 bed-and-breakfast. Lucy Schultze visits with McConnell to discuss his involvement with the local bed-and-breakfast and how if affects the rest of his interests. (September 30, 2010, Page 3)

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