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Melanie Addington

Quentin Tarantino hooks Oxonians

OXFORD TOWN – Current Oxford actor Johnny McPhail and former resident J.D. Evermore have been cast in the new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” set to begin filming in January. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to check out the Film Freak’s coverage of the two actors and this awesome honor. (November 10, 2011, Page 11)

Mayo wins District 12 House of Representatives race

Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo said he will most likely resign his position from the city board after winning Tuesday’s election in the race for District 12 House of Representatives. See the results of all House races that include Lafayette County in the district. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)

Awake to action

Staff Writer Melanie Addington is excited about the community’s increased involvement in a wide variety of causes, and she urges all of us to get involved, be active and be part of the solution. (October 21, 2011, Page 4A)

Some alarmed by fire code inspections

While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

Art’s message also important

Sometimes things get lost in translation, and staff writer Melanie Addington writes that is what happened this week with the controversy over the “Scratch and Sniff” art showing in Oxford. Addington talks about the purpose and message of the actual art and how it was overlooked because of all of the talk about where the show would be held. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

Ole Miss alums making waves in film

OXFORD TOWN – Two young actors that spent the summer in Oxford working on Jim Shollenberger’s “Bent Prism” are both seeing growing success in their careers this fall in TV and film. Check the Oxford Film Freak (Melanie Addington’s) feature on Page 13 to see which two Ole Miss alums are making a splash on the big screen (and small screen) these days. Hint: One of them is Haley Strode (pictured here). (September 29, 2011, Page 13)

Scratch This

OXFORD TOWN – Local artist and University of Mississippi printmaking instructor Katherine Rhodes Fields invites people to scratch and sniff her latest artwork at a reception to be held for her on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center located at 413 South 14th St. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to read about Fields’ new exhibit. (September 22, 2011, Page 7)

Healthy families should say no

With Initiative 26, known as the “personhood amendment” on the ballot in Mississippi in November, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes to urge readers to do research on the issue and then vote No at the polls. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

Whose help?

Reviews have been mixed since the movie “The Help” came out, and Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of the reasoning behind the different approaches. Addington, in addition to her thoughts, gives some from cast members as well as Mississippians involved in the Civil Rights movement. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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