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The Sad State of The Gin

Posted by on Jul 16, 2008 in Oxford | 26 comments

Some call it the best bar in the history of Oxford. and I’ll concur. which is why it’s a damn shame (pardon my French) cause it’s been so neglected these days. So neglected, we felt inclined to share it’s sad state with everybody… We should pool some cash together and buy this landmark… Or, alternatively, we should convince the Mayor to designate this a historical building, and save it from the wrecking ball. Too many history inside those walls.. photo credit: Derek Moreton (mucho props) If you’ve got...

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Oxford Train Depot [OTM]

Posted by on Jul 13, 2008 in Oxford Time Machine | 3 comments

per the Ole Miss ‘Oxford Train Depot Restoration‘ site: The University of Mississippi purchased the depot in 1983. In 1992, the university successfully lobbied to have the depot declared a Mississippi Landmark, the highest honor that the State can bestow upon a property. After many attempts by citizens, tourism experts, and developers to breathe new life into the depot, the university secured a grant of $800,000 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the summer of 2001. With an additional $200,000 in matching funds,...

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Introducing: The Lyric Theatre

Posted by on Jul 11, 2008 in Oxford | 1 comment

By way of my Facebook invitation list, I can tell that the Lyric Oxford is starting to add more and more names to their newly founded music venue. If you have a Facebook page, then you should definitely befriend The Lyric. The other day, my friend and I peeked through the unlocked doors at the black and white decorated walls. She just loved the walls and then expressed her need and absolute desire to have her wedding reception there, might I add, she is not near being engaged. The word on the street is that there are already many...

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Two Stick Trivia Tuesday

Posted by on Jul 10, 2008 in Restaurants & Bars | 0 comments

Two rules: 1) I am always right. 2) No cheating. Cell phone usage is punishable by death. Welcome to Two Stick Trivia Tuesday. As the name implies, Oxford’s favorite sushi bar hosts trivia night every Tuesday at 10 p.m. If you want a good table, get there at 9. However, you cannot be seated before 10:00 unless you order from the menu, and appetizers don’t count. The entry fee is $5, and Pabst Blue Ribbon is in endless supply for $1. And this is how it works: -Select a team name. (Bong Hits for Jesus and Standing at the Edge of Tomorrow...

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4th of July Wrap Up

Posted by on Jul 7, 2008 in Oxford | 2 comments

Old Venice Pizza Company & the Burgundy Room deserve a well praised Thank You for taking a stand and remaining open on the 4th, as it seemed all other businesses on the Square were closed. Me and the Mrs. hit both, and as thanks, tipped heavily. Our next stop was the Grove to catch the trailing moments of the Mid-South Navy Band. The weather had cleared up at that point, temps were in the mid 80′s, and the environment was darn ideal. The local 3-5 year old population had staked claim on the “mosh-pit”, and were running in...

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1106 South Lamar – Oxford Time Machine

Posted by on Jul 2, 2008 in Oxford Time Machine | 3 comments

(I pulled the historical tidbit below directly from the Heritage of Lafayette County reference book) Built in 1858 by James E. Eades, who sold it to Dr. John Thompson. For many years, it was home to Dr. & Mrs. B.S. Guyton. When Dr. Guyton purchased the home, he modernized it by removing six two-story square columns on the front and adding a wide veranda. ——- Oxford Time Machine highlights ‘then-and-now’ photos of the surrounding community. It’s a hobby project of ours :...

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Meet the New Dickie Scruggs

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008 in Oxford | 2 comments

Per Reuters, and Yahoo News, it appears Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has grown a beard, dyed his hair, and now wears glasses.. Hmm, I wonder what the chances are of this ‘fake Dickie Scruggs’ being grabbed, due to this story, and getting tossed into the clink for the 5 year sentence.. He better watch his back.. (thanks for the confirm on this,...

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4th of July Activities

Posted by on Jun 29, 2008 in Oxford | 0 comments

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and as people began planning their beach trips to sandy get-a-ways, I begin to plan my attire for Sardis Lake. Not only does the city of Oxford offer a spread of local events, there is also a man-made lake just down the road that will house every person wishing to celebrate independence with a little water. Most of my past experiences involve Sardis and a friend’s boat…and yes, Sardis can be just as fun as Pickwick Lake. Hey, if you don’t have a boat, then there are a few beach options...

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A Summer Announcement

Posted by on Jun 27, 2008 in Ole Miss | 2 comments

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