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Friday, November 28, 2014

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Map project brings world to Mississippians

Members of Rebel Global Connections and University of Mississippi faculty recently worked together on a mapping project at the Gordon Community and Cultural Center, also known as the old Abbeville School. (November 24, 2014, Page 1)

Only in Oxford – Chicken on a Stick

The Chevron gas station at Four Corners has been serving Chicken on a Stick for years, but the tasty menu item continues to find more fans. Earlier this month Chevron set a new record when it sold some 800 of the deep-friend skewered chicken tenders. (November 23, 2014, Page 1A)

The Dart – Bleacher Report

The operators of a sports-oriented website, Bleacher Report, may find a few local contributors to the popular site. (November 10, 2014, Page 1)

Only in Oxford – The Lyceum

The Lyceum has been a lecture hall, a museum, a library, a hospital, the center of a civil rights battle and one of the most important symbols of the University of Mississippi since it opened in 1848. (November 9, 2014, Page 1A)

Only in Oxford – Grove and Walk of Champions

As a place to tailgate, the Grove is second to none. In addition to hosting the “biggest pep rally” before every home football game at Ole Miss, this special piece of property has a growing legion of fans who want to preserve it for future generations. (November 2, 2014, Page 1A)

Harker hands out balloons

Jaime Harker collected a handful of colorful balloons as a friend filled them with helium in the parking lot of Big Bad Breakfast this past Friday. Then she walked down a line of people as long as one you’d see at an amusement park and handed the balloons out to the children and adults waiting for a sweet treat from the Big Gay Ice Cream pop-up truck, which was sitting in the Mid-Town Shopping Center parking lot on North Lamar Boulevard, which is where The Dart landed last week. (October 27, 2014, Page 1A)

Faulkner’s creations featured in ‘Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County’

Local residents will portray characters from several William Faulkner’s works this weekend during the Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County fundraise at The Powerhouse. (October 26, 2014, Page 1C, 3C)

Only in Oxford – Lafayette County Courthouse

The Lafayette County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the Oxford Square and has served as the center of county government for more than 150 years. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

The Grove Groove

After tens of thousands of Ole Miss fans spend a full day tailgating in the Grove on game day, crews with Ole Miss Landscape Services quickly move in to ensure the park-like setting is cleaned up by Sunday morning. They also focus on making sure the Grove remains healthy and beautiful all year long. Read more about the efforts that go into keeping the Grove green in today’s Sunday Focus. (October 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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