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April 1, 2012

More than 3,000 students volunteered Saturday morning to serve the Oxford community with the Ole Miss Big Event.

 

More than 3,000 students volunteered Saturday morning to serve the Oxford community with the Ole Miss Big Event.

Several projects took place at unique places in the community that students may not have known were there, like the Oxford Community Garden.

The garden is run by Tiffany Bensen and is located on the corner of University Avenue and Bramlett Street. Ole Miss students helped improve the garden by weeding, planting and digging.

March 7, 2012

As we plow through the papers and midterm exams in this hellish week, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: Spring Break.

 

As we plow through the papers and midterm exams in this hellish week, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: Spring Break. What a wonderful, carefree week of tanning, beaches, hiking, drinking with your friends and chatting with your family, for those of you who are going out of town. There will be some students who choose, for financial or personal reasons, to stay in Oxford for the break.

December 2, 2011

The city of Oxford will see a new and improved farmer’s market in May of next year. Oxford has been deemed a food desert by the USDA, meaning low-income families are cut short of having healthy eating options. But now there’s hope that the newly established access to fresh produce, with the farmer’s market, will benefit those families and the city.  

 

The city of Oxford will see a new and improved farmer’s market in May of next year. Oxford has been deemed a food desert by the USDA, meaning low-income families are cut short of having healthy eating options. But now there’s hope that the newly established access to fresh produce, with the farmer’s market, will benefit those families and the city.  

October 9, 2011

 

I’ve spent the past three years complaining within the confines of my car about the driving in Oxford. 

If I’m not complaining about the students who deliberately ignore the cross walks on campus, it’s the folks on Jackson and University Avenue who switch lanes without considering those behind them, or simply the folks who have no sense of safe driving. 

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.

February 27, 2011

Around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon a week ago, at least a dozen student passengers witnessed a cyclist cut in front of the Green Route Oxford-University Transit system bus and continue to ride in front of it while in the South parking lot. 

 

Once the driver stopped to let passengers off, the cyclist rode up to the doors of the bus and tried to confront the driver, but the driver shut the doors and drove away.

January 28, 2011

When a student arrives on campus at 7:30 a.m., he or she does not expect to be five minutes late for an 8 a.m. class.

When a student arrives on campus at 7:30 a.m., he or she does not expect to be five minutes late for an 8 a.m. class.

Such was the case for junior English major Danielle Thornton Tuesday morning, who has been faithfully using the South Lot “Park and Ride” System since its inception at the beginning of the fall semester.

November 14, 2010

The Planning Commission of Oxford denied the East Shopping Center on University Avenue the option of not following the landscape ordinance put in place while resurfacing. 

 

The Planning Commission of Oxford denied the East Shopping Center on University Avenue the option of not following the landscape ordinance put in place while resurfacing. 

 

November 5, 2010

Alderman John Morgan says that he wants to see the part of Jackson Avenue that runs by the Square turned into a two-way street.

 

Alderman John Morgan says that he wants to see the part of Jackson Avenue that runs by the Square turned into a two-way street.

 

November 2, 2010

 The Mechanics Bank on University Avenue was robbed Tuesday morning.

October 20, 2010

The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded a grant to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for the amount of $94,400 to further renovations at the Powerhouse. The Arts Council is the official arts agency for the city of Oxford and Lafayette County.

 

The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded a grant to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for the amount of $94,400 to further renovations at the Powerhouse. The Arts Council is the official arts agency for the city of Oxford and Lafayette County.

 

July 27, 2010

The campus physical plant is finishing its summer construction projects at the University of Mississippi, less than a month before thousands of students return for the fall semester.

 

The campus physical plant is finishing its summer construction projects at the University of Mississippi, less than a month before thousands of students return for the fall semester.

 

June 15, 2010

 

The Oxford Planning Commission approved three new hotels, including a Hampton Inn East Conference Center during a meeting Monday.

 

The Oxford Planning Commission approved three new hotels, including a Hampton Inn East Conference Center during a meeting Monday.

 

The hotels are planned to begin construction within the year.