UPDATE — An afternoon thunderstorm on Independence Day has pushed back events in the Grove by about an hour. Organizer Kate Rosson said bands would begin playing at about 5 or 5:30 p.m. Children’s events including a petting zoo were being set up at about 4:30, and fireworks over Oxford-University Stadium are still slated for nightfall.
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OXFORD TOWN – The 2011 Summer Sunset series rolls on this week featuring Kenny Brown, one of the veteran “hill country blues” musicians and a longtime partner of R.L. Burnside, bringing his mixture of country, blues and rock to the Grove Stage on Sunday, June 12. Page 8 has more information about Brown and the popular Sunset Series taking place every Sunday in June. (June 9, 2011, Page 6)
OXFORD TOWN – Grab your kids, cooler and the biggest blanket you can find because Oxford’s favorite Sunday evening wind-down, the Summer Sunset Series in the Grove, begins its season this Sunday (June 5) on the Grove Stage featuring Michael Worthy (pictured) and Friends with help from the Oxford Civic Chorus. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about this week’s performance and the popular series that continues through the end of June. (June 2, 2011, Page 8)
Do you know someone who’s graduating from Ole Miss this weekend. Perhaps you have a relative or neighbor who’s finishing his or her college days and is about to join the “real” world. Editor Don Whitten gives a CliffsNotes version of tips for college graduates ranging from jobs to housing to money. (May 11, 2011, Page 4)
Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days when real tailgating went on in The Grove — when cars parked on the grass and food and drinks were stuffed into the trunks. Read about how The Grove kept Ole Miss in Oxford in today’s Oxford Living. (April 15, 2011, Page 2B)
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)
Girl Scout troop leader Susan Kelly ran a week-long spring break day camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at St. John Evangelistic Church in the Sunday School building. See how the campers spent their days during their vacation. (March 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Hal Ferguson writes to express his displeasure with former President Bill Clinton visiting last week, Dr. Jeff Evans writes in support of the school bond issue and says that local residents have a great opportunity and a great responsibility, and Jane Fraser writes to inform people that there’s help for those who stutter. (October 19, 2010, Page 4)
Was former President Bill Clinton in Oxford on Thursday to stump for U.S. Rep. Travis Childers or was he just making another stop on a Get Out And Vote campaign nationwide? Or, as Editor Don Whitten writes, wasn’t it both – plus urging the Ole Miss students to get out and help the Democrats protect the gains that group helped them get two years ago? (October 15, 2010, Page 4A)
William H. Morris isn’t a professional photographer. He’s just a man with a camera and a knack for taking pictures that capture the spirit of his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, Oxford and the people who call it home.
More than 20 years of photographs are what fills Morris’ new coffee-table book, “Ole Miss at Oxford.” The self-published hardcover book contains 300 full-color photographs on 232 pages. See a few of those photos in today’s Oxford Living. (September 3, 2010, Page 1B)