Ridin’ with the wind – again

Growing up in the small Delta community of Shelby, one of our great pastimes was riding motorcycles all over town. It didn’t matter if...

Coolidge Ball

 Ten years after James Meredith broke down the color barrier by becoming the first African American member of the student body, another milestone was...

Baking Baby Ruth Cookies

Last year, as I got out my Christmas decorations and pulled out my little "cooking tree," I realized that I had not put away...

On Cooking Southern: Chicken Soup

Comfort may be a cure for the common cold By Laurie Tripletteldtriplette@aol.comSOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK:Porely: (Also known as poorly). In ill health or in low...

The Howry-Hill-Sultan House

The Howry-Hill-Sultan house, better known as Fiddler's Folly, located at 520 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, Mississippi, was built in 1878. In 1875, Charles Howry,...

On Cooking Southern: Crawfish Time in Oxford

Spring brings the Southern, spicy, head-sucking favorite back By Laurie Tripletteldtriplette@aol.comSOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK:Mudbug: A colloquial term for crayfish (also known as crawfish or crawdads),...

Intruder in the Dust

The world premiere of MGM’s “Intruder in the Dust”In 1949, William Faulkner walked from his home at Rowan Oak to his childhood stable for...

Cleveland in New York

The New York-Mississippi Central Park Picnic is one of Mississippi’s greatest assets. For the past eight years, I have helped produce this wonderful event...

On Cooking Southern: Red Velvet Cake and Whoopie Pies

Sweet Endings For Your Valentine's Day By Laurie Tripletteldtriplette@aol.comSOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK:In High Cotton: Equivalent of “Sittin’ pretty,” as in doing well, or being well...

National Signing Day

THE BEST OF TIMES... It was two red letter days in Oxford. I grew up there, as did my father, so it's always a good...