John Cofield

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Cofield on Oxford & Ole Miss: Isaiah’s Busy Bee Café

Born in Oxford, Georgia Isaiah spent thirty years cooking for Ole Miss Chancellors J. D. Williams and Porter Fortune. When she finally retired, she still...
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Cofield: Our Good Man – Coaching for Literacy

Ole Miss football head coach, Hugh is huge in the eyes of the Rebel football nation. But, as we are all learning, there is...
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John Cofield’s Oxford & Ole Miss: The Burial of William Faulkner

  At 2:00 p.m. the businesses of the Oxford, Mississippi Courthouse Square locked their doors. The hearse carrying William Faulkner pulled out of Rowan Oak, went...

Cofield On Oxford — Father & Son

Dad's friend Jim came to the living room door and nodded back down the hall. In a low whisper he said my mother needed...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: Faces Of Oxford, James Ivy

It was a love/love relationship. There was no patronism from either. Ole Miss, and particularly the Freshman Class, loved James Ivy and he loved...

John Cofield's Oxford & Ole Miss –– Barry Hannah

To say that Oxford, Mississippi, has had its share of characters isn't explanation enough.The list is almost never ending. My grandfather's good friend, William...

Cofield on Oxford – Rising Ole Miss Rookie

When a young man in high school starts down the career path he's been walking since his bike-riding days, it is noted as impressive. He...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Sardis Lake and Faulkner’s Sailboat

Out of the public eye, William Faulkner loved to sail his 19-foot sailboat, The Ring Dove, at Sardis Reservoir near Oxford. He bought the boat...

Oxford Blues Virtuoso RL Burnside Lived Hard, Played Hard

  He was born Robert Lee Burnside on November 23, 1926 at Harmontown in Lafayette County, near Oxford. R.L. Burnside was an American blues singer, songwriter...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: That Special Hometown Feeling

I believe that every citizen of Oxford, who appreciates that special hometown feeling that only we know, should climb the steps at 160 Courthouse...