The University of Mississippi recently created the Violence Prevention Office to educate and, hopefully, reduce and prevent incidences of sexual assault, date violence and stalking. The new office received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help fund its operations, Coordinator Linda Abbott told members of the UM Faculty Senate on Tuesday.
(March 10, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford firefighters battled a blaze that ripped through The Gin Saturday night.
Customers at Frank and Marlee’s Restaurant and Piano Bar smelled smoke at about 9:15 p.m. Soon, flames began to shoot out of The Gin, which is adjacent to Frank and Marlee’s just off the Square. The two establishments shared a common wood patio up until Thursday, according to co-owner Erin Smith.
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The Arbor Education and Training Youth Services program helps 17- to 21-year-olds by providing a two-week intensive training for job search skills and academic remediation. When the training ends, the youth is placed in a 90-hour internship, paid through the program. A new group will begin on Wednesday in Water Valley at the Lawrence Turner Community Center.
For more information, contact Cotton at 234-3231 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the program is also available at www.arboret.com
(March 5, 2010, Page 2A)
— Sure the Oscars are this week but a far more interesting awards ceremony happens this Friday: The Independent Spirit Awards
hosted by the Independent Film Channel. Now in their 25th year, this year’s event is to be hosted by the delightful Eddie Izzard. Anyone who attended this year’s Oxford Film Festival may be interested to follow along with several of our recent guests to find out if they win.
(March 4, 2010, Page 14)
I was going through a major life change a few years ago and wanted to find my way back to writing. I decided to enroll in Barry Hannah’s creative writing course thinking it would be fun. Boy was I ever wrong. Instead it was the most grueling and painful experience of my life and one that has forever changed who I am.
Hannah wasn’t my favorite teacher because he was nice. He was a tough cookie with his students but anyone who ever had the joy of getting to experience it knows that they are forever a better writer because of him.
(March 2, 2010, Page 4)
OXFORD TOWN — Ole Miss professor Jack Barbera is well known for his expertise in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘vertigo’ shot and he recently provided a free lecture on the topic at the Magnolia Film Festival in Starkville, Miss. (February 25, 2010, Page 11)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington gives details of a contest for tickets to the new movie “Hot Tub Time Machine” playing next Tuesday (Feb. 23) at 7 p.m. (February 18, 2010, Page 14)
The outrage over director Kevin Smith’s treatment in getting bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight because of his weight offers the opportunity for the public to take a closer look at discrimination against overweight people. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)
Staff writer Melanie Addington got a first-hand look at how strangers can be helpful when someone stopped to help her out with an empty gas tank. (January 29, 2010, Page 4A)