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Young readers get chance to meet popular authors

Jack, Annie, Morgan le Fay, Merlin. Those names sound familiar? If you’ve been around the popular Magic Tree House series reading with youngsters, you know them as the major characters. Local fans will get a chance to meet the authors of the long-running series, Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, at Off Square Books on Wednesday. (March 8, 2010, Page 4A)

Doggy deadline for Double Decker

The city approved a new regulation for dogs to be restricted from the Square during the Double Decker Arts Festival in April after 2 p.m. The time was set to coincide with the ending of the Best Dressed Pet contest.

 (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

Car fire on the Square

Oxford firemen extinguished a car fire on the Square in front of City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

Double Decker: Prepare to party

The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Along with headliners Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, music acts will include: the Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, Mayhem String Band, Those Darlin’s, Young Buffalo, Captain Midnight, Group Fantasma, Cornmeal, Wiley and the Checkmates, My Name is John Michael, A.A. Bondy, American Aquarium and Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men. For more details on music, food, art and other plans, visit the festival’s newly redesigned web site(February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

Run for Hope a community-wide event

Many local runners are taking part and many other citizens have volunteered for a wide variety of jobs at Saturday’s Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K run. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part to cheer everyone on as they take part in a local event that helps a special cause at Camp Hopewell and could mean so much to the community. (February 24, 2010, Page 4)

Parrish and friends reach deep for Haiti

OXFORD TOWN – Parrish Baker is hosting a Haiti benefit concert on Saturday at his bar, Parrish’s, just off the Oxford Square. (February 18, 2010, Page 7)

Would later Double Decker be any better?

After earning a reprieve from having to compete with the Ole Miss spring football game, now Double Decker officials are hearing from some local businesses that they’d like to see the local festival, always held on the final weekend of April, moved to a summer date. Are their reasons good enough to dictate a change? (January 21, 2010, Page 4)

Community remembers King

PHOTO SLIDESHOW — More than 300 people gathered Monday night for the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day vigil, hosted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Second M.B. Church. Pastor Andrew Robinson called upon people of different ethnicities to treat each other as brothers and sisters. Those honored with the annual “Keeping the Dream Alive” awards were Camille Garrett-King, David Garrett and Marlon Bell. (January 19, 2010, Page 1)

A veteran of courtroom service

“A CONVERSATION WITH…” — Robert “Pat” Patterson has served as circuit court bailiff at the Lafayette County Courthouse since 1985. Today, at 89 years old, his “retirement” career has lasted longer than his actual career: 20 years of service as a federal probation officer. He also worked at Parchman prison during the 1950s and early 1960s — and loved it. (January 14, 2010, Page 3)

Graffiti on local buildings more annoyance than cause for concern

Local business owners are more annoyed than concerned about the recent graffiti tags that have popped up on their outside walls, doors and electrical boxes lately. (January 13, 2010, Page 2)

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