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.
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.
“We turn this empty pavilion into this place that’s teeming with life and represents everything that’s special and unique about Oxford,” said Betsy Chapman, the woman behind this life-filled place also known as the Oxford Community Market.
Sophia Petruskevich, 20, is a junior at the University of Mississippi majoring in psychology. Petruskevich lived in Pickerington, Ohio, until she age 15 when her family was relocated to Tupelo.
This summer, I worked in Brentwood, Tennessee at Brentwood Country Club as a pool bar tender. In Tennessee, you can be 18 to get your ABC license and work as a bartender. Before I could work at the country club I had to go to an ABC class, which was eight hours long.
My first experience traveling across the Atlantic was in 2013 with a mother-daughter trip to London and Paris. After nine days in the most lively city of London with stops at Stonehenge, Bath, and ending in Paris, we fell in love with the cultures each city offered.
Column: Cooking has taught me to stay determined, not let little things bother me, and keep the number to the fire department handy, just in case.
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.
More than one in three Mississippi children grow up in households under the federal poverty line, which is higher than any developed country in the world, according to rethinkms.org. With those statistics, organizations such as Doors of Hope Transition Ministries, at 924 Van Buren Ave. in Oxford, provides support and financial help to needy families.
Mississippi has the nation’s most significant number of documented food insecure individuals. Statewide non-profit Extra Table and Lafayette County’s The Pantry are working to stop food insecurities in Mississippi.
In the modern world, stress is something that is almost avoidable. Kristen Butler, 23, graduated from Mississippi State University in 2017 with a major in educational psychology and a goal of helping others.
College towns are often filled with fast food restaurants that appeal to the average college student’s busy lifestyle and tight budget. Melody Sharp, owner of Living Foods Organic Cafe and Market in Oxford, saw this trend as an opportunity to introduce something different.
What Do You Crave? New Oxford business owner says finding committed employees can be challenging in a college town
Dependable employees are something some Oxford business owners crave. Tiffany Franks, owner of the new dessert cafe Crave in Oxford, said it can be challenging finding employees in a college town who commit to the job.
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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.
Sometimes you reach a point in your life when it’s time go get Serious. The Mississippi Gulf Coast features many businesses and casinos with a beach view. While some craft and sell arts, clothing and jewelry, others bake bread. Al Jensen, owner of the Serious Bread Bakery at 131 Main St. D., Bay St Louis, said his first love was the ocean, but he later became an oceanographer.
When Harvey’s restaurant in Tupelo was closed during the summer for five weeks beginning in July for remodeling, some Harvey’s loyal customers were not happy. Linda Edge, who has been eating at Harvey’s for more than 20 years, was disappointed to hear they would be closed for more than a month.
Sip in the ‘Sip: Oxford welcomes new shake and tea business billed as healthy alternative to high sugar options
Owners of the new business Oxfordsip believe you can Sip your way to a healthier and slimmer body.
High Point Coffee, once located on the Oxford Square, has a new location that business owners hope college students will find appealing.
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.
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.
Let’s eat without regret. Let’s love kale. Let’s embrace quinoa. Let’s try new things. These four statements are part of the Freshii company mantra. Billed as part of a “health and wellness brand,” Freshii, located on the University of Mississippi’s campus at 218 Dormitory Row W., offers healthful food options.
You may have heard of Frank and Marlee’s, or maybe even Murph’s, or before that – Ireland’s Irish Pub. But now the building at 1210 Harrison Avenue is called Harrison’s, named after the street it’s on. Harrison’s Manager Jackson May reopened the bar Sept. 15. “We’ve got a fresh take on the dive bar,” he said. “We’re adding a deck onto it. Frank and Marlee’s had a deck already, but it was small. The new deck is going to be twice the size of Round Table’s deck, and we’re going to put the swings back up that were on the porch before. But all in all, we kind of just wanted to add a new tradition onto an already Oxford classic.”
Gosh Almighty! It’s a popular exclamation Rebel fans say every time they chant “Hotty Toddy!” It’s also the name of a hamburger at Oxford Burger Company. The casual restaurant that serves hometown burgers with fresh products is located right off the Square at 920 E. Jackson Ave.