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February 7, 2012

Newly elected Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant spent a day in Oxford’s Industrial Park Tuesday, touring what he called two “American icons.”

 

Newly elected Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant spent a day in Oxford’s Industrial Park Tuesday, touring what he called two “American icons.”

Bryant visited the city’s Caterpillar and Winchester plants.

“How fortunate we are to have both of these manufacturing plants,” Bryant said. “I’m here to see and encourage the facilities. We want to thank them and see if there is anything we can do to help their process.”

September 21, 2011

 

Mixed among the usual traditions of the first home SEC football game of the season lies a little artistic gem of local culture right around the corner from Vaught-Hemingway.

This weekend, Theatre Oxford is hosting the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival at the Powerhouse on University Avenue.

July 7, 2011

 

A motion to permanently extend the sale of on-site retail alcohol to 2 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays was denied by the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday. 

Currently alcohol sales go until 1 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and end at midnight on Saturdays. 

Dee Hobbs, a business attorney in Oxford, brought forth the motion. Hobbs represented K & J enterprises, who own the Library Bar and Grill.

June 6, 2011

 

Southern Cal, North Carolina, Tennessee and now Ohio State - all big-time college football programs - in trouble with the NCAA.

There are now rumors swirling that Oregon could be the next program to be investigated by the NCAA.

June 2, 2011

 

The University of Mississippi recently had five public relations students and journalism instructor, Robin Street, receive PRism Awards. 

“The awards were presented at the state convention in March,” Street said. “Winners are told that they have won something, but they don’t know exactly what until the awards ceremony.” 

March 28, 2011

I’ve always found sweater vests to be a gross misinterpretation of the original sweater intent; any man wearing a sweater vest is a weak representation of masculinity.

I’ve always found sweater vests to be a gross misinterpretation of the original sweater intent; any man wearing a sweater vest is a weak representation of masculinity.

So, as drama continues to unfold in a place where the Head Sweater — Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel — governs and rules, I find the absence of anyone willing to stand up and be a man unsurprising. As a disclaimer, the column that follows is a case study in what happens when you have a chance to tell the NCAA the truth and think it better not to.

February 27, 2011

Charles Ross, director of the African-American studies department at the University of Mississippi, never dreamed that football would inspire his thesis. 

Raised in Columbus, Ohio, Ross studied history at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Following his undergraduate program, Ross returned to Ohio. Unsure of what he wanted to do, he spent almost two years working for the federal government before returning to academics.

February 16, 2011

I recently learned that V.P. Ferguson died last year in Paris, France, and was buried there. He lived on the East Bank in Paris for many years, exactly in the place where that cat should have lived and died.

Dear editor,

I recently learned that V.P. Ferguson died last year in Paris, France, and was buried there. He lived on the East Bank in Paris for many years, exactly in the place where that cat should have lived and died.

V.P. graduated from Lee High School in Columbus and later attended Ole Miss in the early 1950s.

Why, you may ask, is this noteworthy?

Simply because V.P. was the first hippie in the world, and I mean the world.

He was a hippie years before the word hippie was even coined.

February 9, 2011

As a protest against fate for placing my 21st birthday on a Sunday in Oxford, I considered penning a sarcastic retort to the keep-the-Sabbath-dry crowd from Satan’s perspective, but I was concerned that my target audience would take me seriously.

As a protest against fate for placing my 21st birthday on a Sunday in Oxford, I considered penning a sarcastic retort to the keep-the-Sabbath-dry crowd from Satan’s perspective, but I was concerned that my target audience would take me seriously.

It’s no secret that the Oxford Board of Aldermen and the state of Mississippi have recently approved alcohol sales for restaurants on Sundays after home football games, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and a handful of other holidays when they happen to fall on the last day of the weekend.

November 14, 2010

Most people hate math. In fact, a strong dislike of math can influence what a student chooses as a major.

Most people hate math. In fact, a strong dislike of math can influence what a student chooses as a major.

David Rock, dean of the School of Education at the University of Mississippi, has created a way to help people discover the joy of math: an online math contest.

How popular is the contest? It draws participants from 237 countries and receives more than 1,000 e-mails a day.

Go to Google and search “math contest.” The first link that pops up is for “Ole Miss Math Challenge.”

October 21, 2010

On Sunday Oct. 24, the Oxford community will have the opportunity to come together to support the fight against diabetes by participating in Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes. The disease affects more than 24 million Americans. In addition to affecting 351,000 Mississippians, many others in the state are at risk of developing the disease.

 

On Sunday Oct. 24, the Oxford community will have the opportunity to come together to support the fight against diabetes by participating in Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes. The disease affects more than 24 million Americans. In addition to affecting 351,000 Mississippians, many others in the state are at risk of developing the disease.

September 2, 2010

While opinions vary from person to person, there are some instances where the general consensus is so strong that to go against it is to go against universal acclaim. The universe is much bigger than you are, so while you’re entitled to your opinion of the Grove and its festivities, you’re going to have trouble convincing anyone that has experienced it that the hype isn’t warranted. 

 

While opinions vary from person to person, there are some instances where the general consensus is so strong that to go against it is to go against universal acclaim. The universe is much bigger than you are, so while you’re entitled to your opinion of the Grove and its festivities, you’re going to have trouble convincing anyone that has experienced it that the hype isn’t warranted. 

 

August 24, 2010

 

I have seen some t-shirts that describe Ole Miss as “the Harvard of the South.” Well, we aren’t; not even close. And I’m glad. 

 

I have seen some t-shirts that describe Ole Miss as “the Harvard of the South.” Well, we aren’t; not even close. And I’m glad. 

 

June 20, 2010

 

The Grenada Stingers took the silver medal in the 12-U Division at the 2010 State Games of Mississippi Softball Tournament on Saturday. The gold was awarded to the Landsharks of Meridian.

 

The Grenada Stingers took the silver medal in the 12-U Division at the 2010 State Games of Mississippi Softball Tournament on Saturday. The gold was awarded to the Landsharks of Meridian.