Cooking, in theory, does not seem overly complicated. You get the ingredients, a few spices, throw them all together in the oven, and voila, you have a delicious meal in no time. Unfortunately, I have learned the hard way that cooking is not as easy as it looks, and the number of times the smoke alarm has gone off in my apartment can attest to that.
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation website, in 2016, drunk driving fatalities represented 18 percent of total traffic deaths in Mississippi. America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people. And each year, more than 10,000 people die on our roadways due to drunk driving. The site says that is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year.
In an effort to reduce waste for our environment, more people are turning to used clothing. Thrift stores are popping up on every corner, and customers are looking for unique items. Whether it’s finding that perfect dress for formal or shoes that complete an outfit for a fraction of the price, there is treasure to be found at the bottom of bargain bins. Some people know how to capitalize on the treasures they find, and others add their own touch to clothing.
If You Can’t Stand the Heat: Oxford firefighter and wife will heat up Food Network’s ‘Cake Wars’ for third time in November
Few former baseball players and firefighters also have “cake decorator” on their resume. Many have gawked over the cakes from Sweet T’s Bakery in Oxford. However, few know the story of the man behind them.
Many little girls dream of growing up and becoming cheerleaders. Oxford Cheer and Tumble is one of the places where they learn the skills needed to join a squad.
Every lost dog from Oxford ends up in Taylor. That’s why the owners of a new coffee shop at 4 Town Square Lane in Taylor decided to name it Lost Dog Coffee. The business about 20 minutes outside of Oxford is in Plein Air, a small community with a chapel, event space and brunch restaurant. The building for the coffee shop was finished a few weeks ago just in time for the grand opening Saturday, Sept, 15, the weekend of the Alabama vs. Ole Miss game.
S marks the spot. Shed Fitness will open its doors Saturday, Oct. 13, to the Oxford community. Although its focus is about getting stronger and leaner at a high pace, the owners also want to grow a fitness community. Amzie Williams founded Shed in 2014. The former Ole Miss linebacker said he felt like no one offered a workout that focused on specific muscle groups daily. football
When most Oxford locals hear the words “Rafters” or “The Annex,” they may only think of bars on the Square. Few know about the venues’ music influence. Each business owned by the Chadwick family has its own unique music style, and much work is involved in distinguishing them from other Square businesses.
Cheerleading isn’t always considered a sport, but it takes a lot of time, effort and athleticism, especially down south at the University of Mississippi where cheerleading is taken seriously.
You’ve probably heard their names before, whether it’s from the movie, “The Blind Side,” or passing by the Tuohy Center on the Ole Miss Campus. Leigh Ann Tuohy and her daughter, Collins, are diehard Rebel fans with a love for family, football, and giving back to the community.
Two hours prior to kickoff, fans fill the Grove to tailgate and line the Walk of Champions where there is free entertainment featuring the Ole Miss Pride of the South and Spirit Squads.
Most people only dream of seeing their name on the big-screen, but for amateur filmmaker William Martinko, this dream has become a reality. Currently a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia, Martinko has been producing films since middle school, and his works range from gripping shorts to full-length features. In a world filled with so much noise, he has used his talent to make his voice and message heard loud and clear.
You may have heard of “Taxicab Confessions,” an HBO documentary series in which taxi drivers speak candidly with passengers. But what about Oxford Uber Experiences? Uber driver Michelle Shad has given 2,250 Uber rides, driving more than 8,000 students around Oxford in the last seven months, and she has stories to tell.
Hickory Flat, Mississippi is home to one red light, one grocery story and Hickory Flat Attendance Center, a 1A K-12 school. Some people may think this small town is nothing more than a spot between Holly Springs and New Albany. However, it’s also the birthplace of the new Southern rock band, Pink House.
If you have ever been told you cannot play a sport because you are not big enough, or you would not be good at something, let Chuck Swirsky be your motivation.
The first instrument Chandler Ladner mastered was a guitar at age 8. The piano followed. Then the saxophone. “I love challenges,” said Ladner. “It takes me to a new level and shows me new things, new attributes of music. Music is always a lesson based on the flow or rigidness of each note played. It will tell anyone a story and put them at peace at the same time. Music is life to me, and it should be to everyone. A life without music is a life wasted.”
When he isn’t fly-fishing, you’ll find Oxford musician Matthew Isonhood writing songs and playing with his band Magnolia Grove. You can hear him playing guitar and the drums on their EP.
Rachel Levetzow grew up dancing and attended Southwest Missouri State, where she was on the Sugar Bears Dance Team before becoming a professional dancer. After an injury, she was told by doctors she would never dance again.
A local band is busting out of obscurity and onto the Oxford music scene. The Busty Petites, a band that recently played multiple shows at Proud Larry’s, will give their biggest performance to date Friday, Nov. 30 when they open for CBDB, an American progressive rock band from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Fashion has always been around, but it’s now more vivid in our social media world. That is exciting for Natchez native Marli Vaughan, 19, who is pursuing a degree in visual communications at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, California.
Mississippi Delta sharecropper shacks restored to rent lead to conversation about places with complex histories
In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
Davis Burns set out to create the loudest Mustang in Mississippi. Like many car enthusiasts, he uses his car as a form of expression, allowing the car to be his canvas for the world to see. This bright yellow Mustang GT with its throaty V8 can be seen and heard all across Oxford as he makes his way around town. Whether Burns is rumbling down Jackson Avenue, or parked among the plethora of normal trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and sedans, his 2007 Mustang stands out against the normal, illuminating traffic with any light that bounces off of it, attracting stares from all around.
Graduation season is upon Oxford, Mississippi, and many seniors want and need their senior portrait photos.