Oxford’s Olden Days: Jacob Thompson’s Gardener’s Home—The Gatekeeper’s Lodge

During the twelfth annual Oxford Pilgrimage an unusual home was added to the homes open to visitors to Oxford. This time it was not...

Cofield on Oxford: The Run of the Place, Part XIII

An excerpt from the previous piece in this series, THE RUN OF THE PLACE, Part XII Turning to go, postponing the comfort of riding the...

Q&A: Realtor Matt McGraw Says Oxford’s Condo Market Will Keep Growing

For 15 plus years, Matt McGraw has built a reputation in the Oxford real estate community. The Kessinger realtor has a knowledge of the...

‘The Cold Hole’ by Shane Brown

The Cold Hole is gone. I decided yesterday afternoon to make a quick loop through Old Dallas before I had some company show up at...

How a Visit to the Magnolia State Can Inspire You

This past weekend, my three children and I visited my native state of Mississippi for a family reunion. While walking around the Square in...

A Sweet and Chilly Tradition: Snow Ice Cream

Growing up down South, I never cared for cold weather and the older I get, the more I hate winter. My bones ache and...

Vassallo: Two Rebels With A Cause and a Legendary Pair of Fans

Jan and Lamar Waddell are two of the most extraordinary individuals you will ever encounter. It was this writer's lucky "dog" day when my...

Tim Heaton: 15 Sure Signs You Went to High School in the South

Personally, I would decline a do-over for high school. It was tough: The confusion of emerging adulthood and all those tragedies that only a...

Mitchell: Rich People Are the Smaugs of America, Aren’t They?

Please find a rich person — which isn’t easy in Mississippi — and offer him or her a hug today. The “one-percenters” among us need...
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Steve Vassallo Comes Face to Face with John Lennon’s Sister

Wednesday evening, October 11, brought one of those rare treats in life as "something special" surfaced, totally unexpectedly. When the General (Jim Stephens), back...