You’ve heard of the “Velvet Ditch,” a nickname some have given the town Oxford because it’s such a comfortable place to live, and few want to leave.
University of Mississippi senior Margaret Munie grew up on a small farm. “We grew pumpkins, tomatoes, squash and other similar veggies,” she said. “I would sell them when I was younger to my neighbors, so it is really cool to be able to support the local farmers here while I am in school.”
Many Americans believe one should pack their bags and explore the world after college. However, Marlee Sue Bradley, who was born and raised in small town Corinth, wants to remain there.
Mississippians are known to put a little kick in their food and prepare big feasts with a wide spread of meats, sides, bread, desserts, and famous sweet tea. But a new trend that showcases a rare and distinct style of home cooking is stirring the cooking pot – egg rolls.
With House Bill 1523 now law in Mississippi, civil rights organizations seek equality for LGBTQ community
On Oct. 10, House Bill 1523, also known as the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, was passed in Mississippi, and some fear it may give businesses and the government freedom to discriminate against the community.
Alden Caroline Easter, popularly known as “Ace,” took a trip down under to fulfill a childhood dream of studying abroad. After spending six months across the globe in Sydney, Australia, she considers the place a third home. It was her nature to gravitate to the sand, sun and ocean, but these new beaches were nothing like those back in America.
A group of University of Mississippi students enrolled in Religion 102 woke up early on a Sunday morning after a home football game to venture into the woods surrounding Batesville for a class assignment.
As a little girl, Oxford native Kelli Smith Russell dreamed of starting her own bakery. Years later, she is the proud owner of The Cakery at Oxford East Plaza off of University Avenue.
Josh West’s unique personality makes an interesting first impression. He is driven, well-versed, and powered by creative ideas. Those ideas have helped West create and develop Blue Delta Jeans, the Mississippi-made jean company that has become a go-to clothier for national superstars and locals.
Centrally located between Tupelo and Corinth in the northeast corner of Mississippi, the quiet town of Booneville boasts a population of just under 9,000 residents. The Prentiss County seat appears to many as a pass-by town with little going on, but Market 105 aims to change that in the near future.
Amy Head Cosmetics is still coloring Mississippi and beyond. The company has a few new products for fall, including two new eye shadow pallets.
Local businesses form the backbone of our communities. In addition to providing a wide variety of services, they also add much-needed personality to the area. Bim Bam Burgers is just one example – a story of a dream realized along with all the hardships and struggles that come with it.
Things are looking up for a new clothing line from Mississippi created by a Canton native. Tyrone “Turk” Steward, 19, has shipped his new Optimi$tik clothing line as far away as California and New Mexico.
Since its creation in 2010, Ole Miss Student Dance has been almost entirely student-led and -run. With the exception of a faculty adviser to help create and maintain a budget, this modern dance company was created by and for students.
Yumtown: an Instagram dedicated to food lovers was born when food lover Anna Lee came to the city of Oxford for college. Freshman year, Lee started an Instagram account named Yumtown that now has 1,709 followers.
Whether it’s a painting hanging in your living room or a picture printed on the clothes you are wearing, art is everywhere. But many talented artists don’t know how to promote their work.
Often lost in the Bouré vs. Ajax debate for Oxford-dining supremacy is the subtle, but acclaimed Neon Pig. This little establishment has roots that run farther and wider than the 662 area code; the tastes and smells of Neon Pig have emanated down Highway 6 and throughout America’s heartland.
A boutique on the Oxford Square will soon be operated by a new owner. Katherine Beck Inc., located at 134 Courthouse Square, was a dream come true for Mary Katherine Perry Phillips, 28, but now she’s turning the store over to a recent UM graduate.
There are a lot of beautiful things right under your nose if you just take time to look. Many of them can be found in the University of Mississippi Museum.
Around a year ago, on Oct. 20, a new pizza contender came to Oxford. It didn’t offer grand promises or an upscale brick and mortars building. Instead, it’s housed in a small trailer packed with only a wood stove and the hospitality of a family business.
Thanks to the initiative of one Ole Miss student, the Residential College South courtyard at the University of Mississippi is becoming a little more colorful.
An Oxford festival that celebrates independent artists who keep fiber-oriented craft traditions alive will return in January, and members of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council are working to bring it back.
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