Mary Kelleher has always been creative. Thanks to Instagram, her uniquely painted jean jackets may soon result in profit.
The Oxford-Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity is underfunded, and the woodworkers of Oxford are trying to fix that. On Feb. 11, Oxford University United Methodist Church held a charity auction and dinner, featuring original pieces made by woodworkers from the church’s congregation and the LOU community.
Oxford Vintage has faced transitions and challenges since the company was founded in 2008 by two Ole Miss students who wanted to cater to a fashion-forward crowd.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Oxford is growing and expanding. In the past year, the church at 403 University Ave., has been renovated to add space for more mass attendees. There are approximately 400 families within the parish, and the building had limited space.
Janice Faye Carr has overcome a challenging past filled with segregation and division and used it as an agent to build a successful program to help underachieving children.
Emory Ryals has always had an appreciation for art, but it wasn’t until her sophomore year at Ole Miss that she decided to pick up a paintbrush and pursue her passion to paint. She has since moved from Oxford to Marks, Mississippi to teach special education inclusion and biology, but her art continues to shine in all that she does.
The Lyric is undergoing changes and will open a cocktail bar this summer. The venue recently added a marquee with changeable letters to inform the public about events.
Driving along Highway 6 towards Batesville, you may think there’s nothing but fields along the two lane highway, but nestled off of a county road 15 minutes from Oxford lies a modern stylized farmhouse, laden with twinkle lights and a full-sized parking lot.
When you look at a painting or mural by Florida artist Spence Townsend, your senses will be taken on a journey. Oxford residents can experience Townsend’s art through the month of March when it is exhibited at Southside Gallery on the Square.
When Colonel Douglas Cromwell retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 after serving 34 years and embarking on missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world, he could have easily put his feet up and lived out his dreams of traveling the world with his wife.
Madelyn Birkelbach, 21, has been a dancer most of her life. As a member of her high school drill team, she knew she wanted to keep dancing when she came to Oxford for college because she finds it “therapeutic and an opportunity to freely express (herself).”
Ole Miss parent Todd Halle of Atlanta doesn’t understand why Oxford hotel rates are so high during football and other game seasons.
Ann Fisher-Wirth, a poet and Oxford resident, recently recited from her latest collection of poetry The Bones of Winter Birds at Off-Square Books in Oxford. Looking over the quiet crowd, she recounted the personal stories behind some of her poems — some emotional, some whimsical, all real.
Spring will be here before you know it. That means many Mississippians will be heading to the gym to work out and become more healthy. Some seek encouragement on their fitness journey.
Ole Miss junior biochemistry and public policy leadership major, Taran Carrasco, said she has used counseling facilities in the past. Today, she encourages others to COPE with mental health issues.
Former Ole Miss receiver Floyd Allen is currently training with hopes of being called in this year’s NFL draft. He’s come a long way as a student athlete who once slept in his car.