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Art and style: Souvenirs from the road

A CONVERSATION WITH: After a life of travel, Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick is bringing a world of creativity to Oxford. The Oxford native has worked on both coasts as a nanny and merchansie retailer. Today, Kirkpatrick, owns Amelia Presents, a quirky little closet of a gift shop that offers a diversion from the standard Square fare. (September 9, 2010, Page 3)

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    Cars barred in Square alley

    11th street will now be pedestrian only at night and commercial parking by day after the Board of Aldermen approved to allow Oxford Police Department to close the street on a trial basis between now and Christmas. The street will be closed to cars from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Other commercial parking changes will now occur on the Square. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)

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      The origin of Ole Miss football

      Saturday, Nov. 11, 1893, was the first time an organized football-game was played by students of the University of Mississippi. Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes readers back to the scene of that first game coached by Dr. A.L. Bondurant. (September 3, 2010, Page 5B)

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        Sunday alcohol sales debated

        More than 120 people gathered Thursday to share their opinions on Sunday alcohol sales, showing the Alcohol Task Force that the community remains mostly divided over the issue. Those against the sales are primarily concerned over college students rowdiness and those for it mostly focus on the economic benefit it could bring to Oxford. (September 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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          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)

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            Oxford Blues Festival kicks off Friday

            OXFORD TOWN – The public is invited to venture out onto the Square and enjoy the Mississippi blues with your family and friends July 16-18 at Oxford’s first Blues Festival. Page 8 of this week’s Oxford Town has a schedule, photos and other details about the festival that will be held at several great venues around town, concluding on Sunday at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County. (July 15, 2010, Page 8)

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              L-O-U celebrates the Fourth in style

              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)

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                Irie hosts Triple Songwriters Night this Saturday

                OXFORD TOWN – Irie On the Square is hosting what is being billed as Triple Songwriters Night on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9:30. The free show will feature three great songwriters; Ben Jordan from Denver, Allen Thompson from Nashville and Lafayette County’s own Kevin Larkin from Taylor. Page 6 in this week’s Oxford Town has details of what will prove to be an awesome night of acoustic music on the Square. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Charlie Mars returns to Oxford

                  OXFORD TOWN – Resident musician Charlie Mars returns to Oxford and the stage at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (June 12) for a stop on his nationwide tour promoting his 2009 record “Like a Bird, Like a Plane.” The Manhattan-based band, Harper Blynn, is scheduled to open the show. Check out Page 11 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town for Alexander McAdams’ coverage and interview with Mars. (June 10, 2010, Page 11)

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                    Kentucky Knife Fight rumbles into Parrish’s

                    OXFORD TOWN – Lead singer Jason Holler, Drummer James Baker and bassist Jason Koenig and the rest of their band from St. Louis, Kentucky Knife Fight, are set for a concert at Parrish’s this Friday night at 10.  Their music contains a wide range of influences, including rock, blues, grunge, among other genres. Turn to page 16 of this week’s Oxford Town for full details of what is certain to be a raucous night of rock at Parrish’s. (May 20, 2010, Page 16)

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