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.
The owners of a clothing boutique that originally opened in Jackson before expanding to Oxford in 2017 have opened a new store in Nashville.
For many people, breathing is a natural, involuntary behavior. For Jeremy Thomley, it is a challenge and the inspiration for his art. Thomley is a survivor of cystic fibrosis. Inherited by both parents who must also carry the recessive-gene, he was diagnosed at age 4. Symptoms include fluid build-up in the lungs and digestive tract, making breathing and digestion difficult.
Consumers are always looking for fun gift ideas, unique purchases, and last-minute grabs. Whether it’s a birthday present or something special for Valentine’s Day, Riley Kellum, 21, has a creative solution for shoppers.
Oxford Stories reporters produce The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., so we thought it was a good time to reintroduce a project Oxford Stories students collaboratively created called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Take a road trip outside of Oxford, down curvy roads or fields, and the journey might lead you to a small, Mississippi town called Waynesboro in Wayne County, population 4,903.
Downtown Grenada is experiencing a renaissance. The historic Grenada square and surrounding areas were once home to many vacant, abandoned buildings. But after several large investments in the past few years, the area is emerging from despair. With a new aesthetic and energy, downtown Grenada could soon become a tourist destination.
Mississippi State University may be best known for it’s agriculture and applied science programs, but they also have an art school.
The competitive program offers concentrations that include drawing, ceramics, painting and graphic design. Students are pushed to learn and grow, becoming better artists, but some say the program doesn’t get as much attention as others.
Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi is known for its football program and having many successful players move on to D1 schools, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina. This fall, the Jones County Bobcats won the Mississippi Bowl Game against Eastern Arizona.
To some, the small town of New Albany may just be a sign you pass on the highway. But if you pull off the road and visit the town, you may be pleasantly surprised by its charming historic downtown.
“The Rainey,” New Albany’s best fine dining restaurant, is located there. The town may be small with a population just shy of 9,000, but it is filled with fun people who enjoy a night out for yummy food and drinks.
After a 30 minute scenic drive to escape the bustle of the growing town of Oxford, you will find a hidden gem called Taylor.
Self doubt. Thoughts of never being good enough. The fear that no matter what is done, it will always end in failure. These are just a few examples of intrusive thoughts those with depression and anxiety may face.
According the the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression also suffer from anxiety. The two illnesses seem to go hand in hand and can be debilitating for anyone who falls prey.