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Oxford Square

County Fair on the Square

In celebration of 100 years of operation, First National Bank of Oxford will host a County Fair on the Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Events will include, live music, games for kids, a display of antique cars and tractors, fair exhibits, and the Oxford Fire Department combat course. Come on out for some fun, food, and prize drawings. (October 1, 2010)

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)

Guitar in Hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor heads to Rooster’s Blues House

OXFORD TOWN – Guitar in hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor and band are headed to Rooster’s Blues House next Thursday, Sept. 30. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details about the show as well as reporter Rachel Batten’s coverage of the fiery, blues playing Brit who touts influences such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Freddie and Albert King. There’s exactly one week to clear your schedule for this one folks. Our suggestion; make it happen. (September 23, 2010, Page 10)

Letters to the Editor

Charles E. Treas writes about how restaurants could help local patrons who leave their credit cards behind by just taking a few minutes of their time, John McKendree writes to tell that Jimmy Nail won the Rolling Thunder rifle giveaway and John Arrechea’s letter explained a bit about the decision to take down a tree at the historic Lafayette County courthouse. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)

First game weekend…

Local law enforcement agencies reported a busy but typical game day weekend with more than 55 arrests in the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi combined.

OPD had four mounted police officers controlling crowds on the Square during the game weekend, along with eight officers who were on foot patrol. Around midnight, those officers were also joined by several patrol officers coming to help as the bars closed and masses of party-goers walked out onto the Square. (September 8, 2010, Page 2)

Parallel parking becoming a lost art?

Very few Drivers’ Ed instructors teach parallel parking outside the classroom and inside the car any more and it’s long been dropped as the traditional ending to a driver’s road test. That’s obvious, Editor Don Whitten writes, when you watch drivers try to get in and out of parallel parking spots in and around Oxford. (September 3, 2010, Page 4A)

Oxford prevails with Endurance Weekend

More than 500 participated in a series of races as Oxford and Taylor hosted Endurance Weekend last Friday through Sunday. The event was considered a success by organizers, who hope to see the event become an annual one attracting two to three times as many competitors and visitors. (August 19, 2010, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Randy Yates writes about his time in Oxford and his impressions of the local bar and restaurant scene, asking why Sunday should be treated any differently than the other six days of the week, while the L-O-U Homeless Task Force writes to thank the City of Oxford for supporting the Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (August 17, 2010, Page 4)

Look of the Square changes through the years

If you haven’t been to the Oxford Square in a few years – or a lot – it may have a different look. Gone from not all that long ago are drug stores, hardware stores, grocery stores, dry cleaners, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the comings and goings on the historic Oxford Square and the blocks that make up downtown Oxford. (August 16, 2010, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Tom Hoar writes to respond to a recent letter by Jason Plunk about Sunday alcohol sales in Oxford, noting that arguing “economic development” as the major factor can work both ways. (August 11, 2010, Page 4)

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