Upon entering Oxford-University United Methodist Church on a Tuesday afternoon, you might think you have entered a madhouse full of first-, second- and third-graders. But don’t worry. That’s just snacktime. Wait about half an hour, and you will see what really happens at the LeapFrog program.
New Jersey native Anthony Acklin grew up dreaming of being a chef before he got on track. His earliest sports memory is racing his mother down a hill at a family picnic in grade school. That’s when he became interested in running.
At age 7, Laurel native Dontario “Drumm” Drummond temporarily lost the man he idolized. He had grown up playing football with his father, who also coached his little league team.
University of Mississippi student Lilli Gordon is a foster parent who believes that fostering a pet can be an opportunity for someone to see if they are ready to have the responsibility full time.
One Ole Miss student is helping the women of Oxford look their best for special occasions and most importantly, for themselves. Mani Minks Lash Services serves Ole Miss students, University-Oxford residents, and beyond if they are willing to make the drive.
Kansas City Missouri native Anna Thomas wanted to get involved in the community when she moved to Oxford to attend the University of Mississippi as a freshmen.
Juices, bananas, mangos and more fly around the blender within seconds as a delicious, healthy treat is created. While Mississippi often lacks restaurants that offer healthful food options, you can order a rejuvinating smoothie at Juva Juice, a Mississippi original.
Creating opportunities for the next generation is a vital for a successful future. The Finch Henry Job Corp Center in Batesville provides students age 16 to 24 with another chance at life by putting them on a career path to better their future.
In some European countries, it is not uncommon for customers to bring their pets into restaurants as they dine. A new animal-friendly Batesville restaurant welcomes dogs and occasionally goats.
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.
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).”
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.
Everyone has a creative side and an artistic vision that sometimes needs guidance. Square Arts in downtown Batesville is the place to get it.
In an ever-changing industry, one community newspaper is still shining a light on important Mississippi issues.