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Thacker Mountain Radio hits the road … sort of

OXFORD TOWN – In a fundraising effort for its 2012 season, Thacker Mountain Radio organizers have planned an outdoor version of the broadcast this week (Thursday, Oct. 27) on the courthouse lawn featuring poet Kevin Young, musician/singer/songwriter Eleanor Friedberger (pictured here), author Randy Fertel, musicians James Justin (Burke) and Co., and saxophonist Eric Lipe. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this special TMR broadcast. (October 27, 2011, Page 7)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jane Russell writes to express the sadness and anger she felt after seeing video of a brawl outside the Lyric on regional TV news and hearing that the city planned to hire four more policemen at the expense of city taxpayers. (September 7, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Elizabeth Shiver and Brenda and Bill West write an open letter to city officials urging them to find a different way to deal with – or to pay for – security issues in downtown Oxford. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Milly Moorhead West writes to urge city officials to refrain from putting up kiosks to deal with paid parking on the historic Oxford Square, while Jason Plunk writes to commend the city for its trash compactors that help with appearance and cleanliness on the Square (February 24, 2011, Page 4)

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          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)

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            Rooster’s Blues House rocks through the holidays

            OXFORD TOWN – Ole Miss’ annual mass exodus went off without a hitch last week but Rooster’s Blues House rocks on without missing a beat. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the popular blues venue and owner Scott Michael’s (pictured) plan for keeping the holiday season festive for Oxford locals. (December 22, 2010, Page 5)

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              Ray Cashman to play Rooster’s Blues House

              OXFORD TOWN – When most venues choose to scale back or even close their doors all together during the holiday season, Rooster’s Blues House keeps the heat up and the lights on, serving up the best blues in the region. Catch Ray Cashman and his blazing version of Delta blues tomorrow night (Friday, Dec. 10) as he brings in the holiday season at Rooster’s Blues House. Page 7 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town has full details. (December 9, 2010, Page 7)

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                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)

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                  Petit Milletts turns traditional into terrific

                  OXFORD TOWN – The new bistro in town, Petit Milletts located at 302 South 11th Street, is comfortable, reasonably priced and warm. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Shanna’s opinion of the food being served up at the new restaurant as well as how it stacks up in other areas. (October 14, 2010, Page 5)

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                    City Oks new restaurant on Square

                    South Depot Taco Shop will be opening its doors this spring. The the build-your-own taco shop will be located in the site of former As Seen on TV and Classy Creations. The owners, who are University of Mississippi graduates, obtained approval from the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission last week. Co-owner Trey Horne said the resturant will offer quality food at reasonable prices – especially important in today’s economic climate. (September 13, 2010, Page 5A)

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