Tag: Oxford

Escape from reality and time at old fashioned Taylor Grocery

After a 30 minute scenic drive to escape the bustle of the growing town of Oxford, you will find a hidden gem called Taylor.

The small town with less than 500 residents has one particular restaurant that brings in patrons from all over. Taylor Grocery is a quaint restaurant with remarkable Southern charm and excitement. They are known for their fried catfish, a staple in the South, and an atmosphere that brings everyone together.

Column: When deciding to rush in the South, be prepared, don’t stress and believe every word you hear

“Rush is a big deal in the #South.” That statement is something every girl hears when she decides to go to college and join a sorority in the South. As a girl born and raised in a small town in southeast Missouri who decided to attend school at Ole Miss, I took that statement with a grain of salt. I never thought Rush Week would be as intense as everyone said it was.

Column: The Ole Miss Big Event builds relationships in the Lafayette, Oxford and University community

Each year, the city of Oxford prepares itself to become home to several thousand new students. After a short break each summer, the University of Mississippi’s 20,000 students reunite in Oxford. In response to this reunion, many of the city’s well-known qualities return — Jackson Avenue traffic, long restaurant waits, and rowdy nightlife on the Square. These are all too familiar to permanent Oxford residents.

America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people

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.