There is no shortage in Fourth of July events in Oxford this year with new and old favorites beginning on Wednesday that will honor veterans, raise money for area organizations and speak to the spirit.
We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)
So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)
Holiday events set for Sunday include:
An Interdenominational Service at Paris-Yates Chapel at 3 p.m.
At 4, Grove Children’s activities begin and refreshments will be available. Live Bands will also perform in the Grove.
At 6, the Independence Day Ceremony begins in the Grove.
From 6:30 to nightfall, live bands in the Grove and a fireworks presentation will take place over Oxford-University Stadium Swayze Field. (July 2, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s Fourth of July celebration on the Ole Miss campus always promises a jam-packed day of family-friendly events and this year is no exception. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town gives you a breakdown of events so that you and your family can weigh your options and plan your assault on the town as we celebrate our independence together. (June 30, 2010, Page 8)
Have you noticed the shorter lines – at stores, restaurants, four-way stops, et cetera these last few days. It’s that special time of the year when the University of Mississippi population drops for a couple of weeks and yet the local school children are still in class. It’s not something we’d want permanently, Editor Don Whitten writes, but it is a time to enjoy. (May 12, 2010, Page 4)
The faithful grounds crew which prepares the field for Ole Miss baseball gets to work early in the morning to get ready for an afternoon game — and always keeps an eye on the weather. But when you’re a devoted fan of the Rebels yourself, the hard work is well worth it. (February 26, 2010, Page 1B)
(February 24, 2010)