Columnist Steve Stricker reminiscence about his first Ole Miss football game in 1989 when he and his three sons hoped into his 1971 MGB/GT and tailgated in The Grove for the first time. (October 14, 2011, Page 1B)
Gregg Cook writes to talk about his group’s recent trip to Oxford for the Ole Miss-Georgia game and to say how special of a place the community is. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)
Ole Miss fans old and young, big and small took part in the filming of a commercial highlighting life at the university.
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)
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)
OXFORD TOWN – From start to finish, the Rebel football team struggled throughout its 2010 campaign, completing the year with a disappointing 4-8 record. But, there are other ways to gauge the success of a season according to Duncan Gray. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and read about Gray’s “barometer” for this year’s Ole Miss Rebels football team and check out Oxford Town photographer Mike Stanton’s accompanying photos taken as he roamed the Rebel sideline throughout the humbling season. (December 16, 2010, Page 12)
I was always fascinated by the idea that families would gather all of their worldly belongings into one wagon, brave the elements of the unforgiving west, and race to stake their claim to something they hadn’t even seen before. I remember trying to imagine what that must feel like. I would imagine the fear of not knowing what lay ahead and the anxiousness over this potentially dangerous, one way trip.
Then I found the “Grove” at Ole Miss and didn’t have to imagine anymore! (October 8, 2010, Page 1B)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Second Baptist Missionary Church are bridging the racial gap in Oxford through communication, education — and football.
The two churches broke bread — and finger foods — Saturday in the Grove before the Ole Miss-Fresno State game during their annual tailgating get-together. (October 1, 2010, Page 1B)
Jordan Bankhead takes on the beloved tradition of the Grove — Oxford’s long running tradition of tailgating in style – in this week’s Oxford Generations column. According to Bankhead, if you happen to be one of those deeply deprived individuals who has never experienced this tradition, you are missing out. You should make it a point to be there sometime this football season. (September 24, 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)