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)
OXFORD TOWN – Wondering what you should wear to the Grove this year … what’s hot and what’s not? New Oxford Town columnist George Atkins (yep … a female “George”) breaks down Grove and Rebel football fashion on Page 11 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue. Atkins also gives our female readers some good, practical fall fashion advice on Page 13. (August 19, 2010, Page 11, 13)
OXFORD TOWN – Youngsters and adults from across north Mississippi can get a taste of international culture, heritage, music and dance as the annual Yocona International Folk Festival completes its regional tour this Sunday with tons of events on the Ole Miss campus. Pages 7 and 12 give a schedule and details of the popular festival that closes with a moving candlelight finale in the Grove on Sunday night. (August 5, 2010, Page 7, 12)
This year the annual Fourth of July parade was short on funds and participants. Facing money troubles since the University pulled funding had folks like Pam Swain marching along with floats asking bystanders for contributions. (July 5, 2010, Page 1)
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)