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Boys, girls club offers tennis lesson »

Oxford Community Tennis Association received a grant to help teach Boys and Girls Club members how to play tennis. (June 21, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

Is city’s parking policy losing support? »

Talks continue between Standard Parking and city officials and the Downtown Parking Commission to re-evauluate Standard’s future as the management of Oxford’s downtown parking. (June 21, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

Pillault pleads guilty to OHS threats »

A man accused of making threats against Oxford High School while playing an online game last year pleaded guilty Thursday  in federal court. Joshua Brandon Pillault, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of making threats in interstate and foreign commerce in the U.S. District Court in Oxford. Pillault attended OHS but did not graduate. According to the indictment he made online threats against the school to others while playing “Runescape.” A sentencing hearing will be held at a later date pending the completion of a presentencing report.   (June 20, 2013, Page 1A)

Local homeless numbers drop »

From 2012 to 2013 the homeless numbers are down but still a costly effort for local nonprofits. (June 20, 2013, Page 1)

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Folk Art’ Celebration

‘Folk Art’ Celebration »

The publication of the “Folk Art” volume of “The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture” will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Saturday (June 22) at Bottletree Bakery. (more…) (June 20, 2013, Page 5)

Oxford Shakespeare Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Oxford Shakespeare Festival celebrates 10th anniversary »

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” kicks off the Oxford Shakespeare Festival 10th season Friday night (June 14) at Meek Hall Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus. (more…) (June 13, 2013, Page 6A)

Square Books Jr. ready for birthday bash »

Guess who’s turning 10 this month? It’s the “baby” of the Square Books family, Square Books Jr. The popular children’s book store will be throwing a birthday party Saturday to celebrate with local readers and customers. (June 6, 2013, Page 8)

Sedaris explores humanity with humorous touch in latest work

Sedaris explores humanity with humorous touch in latest work »

David Sedaris explores humanity with a humorous touch in his latest work, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” The New York Times bestselling author will read from, sign and discuss the book at Off Square Books on Saturday (June 1). (more…) (May 30, 2013, Page 6, 7)

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Kids, families enjoy painting at Juneteenth festival Kids, families enjoy painting at Juneteenth festival »

Art Truck and Art to Go owner Andi Bedsworth shared the artistic styles of African-American folk artist Mose Tolliver with young painters during the Juneteenth Festival recently. (June 21, 2013, Page 1B)

The line between needs, wants »

To better help local families through financial crises, Sherry Williams-Jenkins walked away from her own paycheck. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Williams-Jenkins about her choice in this weeks “A Conversation With…” (June 20, 2013, Page 3)

Shakespeare in the Summer »

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer and several local thespians are participating in the productions.  (June 14, 2013, Page 1B)

Seeking a simple life in paradise »

Ben Power found a place to call home in Oxford, but the lure of island life wins out. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the local bartender and special-education teacher as he sets off for the Caribbean in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 13, 2013, Page 3A)

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