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Welcome to Oxford Film Festival 2011

OXFORD TOWN – The eighth annual Oxford Film Festival kicks off this evening at the Lyric Theater teaming up with Thacker Mountain Radio for a full night of music and movie entertainment. The festival continues through Sunday, Feb. 13. Find complete festival information on Pages 17-20 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town or visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com. (February 10, 2011, Page 17)

Balancing connected with being too connected

We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

Oxford refrain

Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

Banish the Mid-Winter Blues

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town Lifestyles Columnist George Atkins gives tips this week about how to avoid the mid-winter blues as we approach the halfway point of a particularly harsh Mississippi winter. Check out Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Atkins’ always profound and quirky advice (January 27, 2011, Page 9)

Letters to the Editor

Bettye H. Galloway writes to say that she’s paid taxes for years and feels like the Chancery Building parking lot should be available to her and other citizens regardless of whether they’re doing business in the building or not. (January 13, 2011, Page 4)

Proud Larry’s hosts hard-hitting Southern rock Jan. 8

OXFORD TOWN – Proud Larry’s on the Oxford Square welcomes the Athens, Ga.-based, Betsy Franck and the Bareknuckles Band (recipients of the Flagpole Music Award for Best Country/Southern Rock Band of Athens in 2010) this Saturday night as they tour in support of their latest album “Still Waiting.” Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information and photos of this hard-hitting Southern rock band that’s headed to town tomorrow night. (January 6, 2011, Page 7)

County ponders parking problems

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors kicked around ideas on how to alleviate parking problems at the Lafayette County Chancery Building during a meeting on Tuesday. (January 5, 2011, Page 2)

Weekend offers lots of arts, crafts sales

Last weekend included Christmas Open House on the Oxford Square and Black Friday shopping everywhere, while “Cyber Monday” was earlier this week. From the looks of events scheduled for this weekend, you might call it “arts and crafts weekend” around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Editor Don Whitten mentions some of the places to visit this weekend and talks about the importance of shopping locally. (December 3, 2010, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Steve Wooten writes an open letter to the mayor and board of aldermen in Oxford to express his concerns about plans to turn a short portion of East Jackson near the Square into a two-lane street. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

Christmas Open House

The Oxford Downtown Council is hosting it’s annual Christmas Open House for Friday, Nov. 26. Many businesses will open at 7 a.m. for early-bird Black Friday shopping. E-mail downtowncouncil@bellsouth.net for a list of participating businesses. Music, Santa and his elves, and the famous gift certificate drawing is planned for that evening beginning at 5 p.m. A drawing for over $1,000 of Downtown Council member gift certificates will be held at 8 p.m. in front of the little yellow house. You may enter at Downtown Council businesses throughout the week of Nov. 22-26. You must be present to win. (November 14, 2010)

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