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Oxford Art via Lorrie Drennan

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Oxford | 0 comments

In our continuing effort to highlight artists who cover the Oxford area, we’d like to introduce Lorrie Drennan. She’s a self-taught artist and a regular at the Double Decker festival each Spring. The pieces showcased below highlight Square Books, Ajax Diner, and the Courthouse. It’s also worth noting her work has previously covered sketches of Bottletree Bakery, Tailgating in the Grove, the Walk of Champions, the Lyceum, and Ventress Hall on the Ole Miss campus (for those who might be interested in expanding their art...

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Popping in Puddin Place Bed & Breakfast

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Hotels - B&B's | 4 comments

Pulling in, the slush of pea gravel greets you as you arrive at Puddin’ Place Bed & Breakfast. My greeting was a hair different, as I blatantly ignored good judgment and arrived without notice. While parked in their driveway, had to call and see if they’d be nice enough to let me poke around. (Luckily, they were) Normally, I’m much better prepared, but in this moment – driving by, reminding myself of a needed visit – my hands and legs decided, wisely, to step on the breaks and turn in. I commended them on...

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Remembering Market Rhes

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Oxford | 2 comments

About a year back, Morty and I visited BBB when it first opened. Market Rhes, the (wonderfully fantastic) gourmet market was next door, so we decided to drop by there for a visit as well. Mainly to grab a few shots, but also to talk shop with owner, Rhes Low. And then I screwed up. After we wrapped, I sat on the story too long. And crippled with this odd economy, Rhes decided to close up shop back in November of ’08. So rather than scrapping the piece, (and due to the fact that Rhes mentioned he’d consider a re-launch when the time...

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824 University Ave : Howry-Wright-Purser House [OTM]

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Oxford Time Machine | 0 comments

Construction on the house originally began in 1836 by Judge J.M. Howry, who didn’t entirely complete the residence until after the Civil War. The house was later sold to Dr. Patrick Wright, who decided to remove all the front columns on the house in exchange for a porch. Later, his daughter would return the home to its original design (columns included). Regarding the landscape, most of the original trees surrounding the house were chopped down during the Civil War by Grant’s soldiers, and used for firewood when they camped on...

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Kirk Herbstreit Interviews Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead [VIDEO]

Posted by on May 6, 2009 in Ole Miss | 2 comments

hat tip to Dr. Moreton on this one..

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South 11th Street at Dusk [PIC]

Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Pictures | 0 comments

From time to time, we like sharing pictures and/or art from around the Oxford area. This is one of those times : )

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Marty Stuart tribute to Chancellor Khayat [VIDEO]

Posted by on May 1, 2009 in Ole Miss | 0 comments

Major hat-tip to the Ole Miss Media and Documentary Projects Center for capturing this amazing tribute to Chancellor Khayat from singer Marty Stuart last night at the Ford Center (as Khayat announced his retirement back in January, and his last day at the University is scheduled for June...

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2009 Double Decker Video Recap

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Videos | 1 comment

photo credit: Derek Moreton

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Webcams Around Town

Posted by on Apr 26, 2009 in Pictures | 0 comments

We recently launched a new section to and thought we’d make an in-formal announcement. The section? Webcams. 3 to be specific, all located at Lamar Blvd & University Ave, each facing North, East, & West. [UPDATE: We've now added two cameras located on the Ole Miss campus] Speaking to the northbound camera, here’s a neat snapshot I caught yesterday as Double Decker was ratcheting up.. Westbound even allows you to follow gas prices at the Chicken-on-a-stick Chevron. We’ve provided a permanent...

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The Mentor at Ford Center [PIC]

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Pictures | 0 comments

From time to time, we like sharing pictures and/or art from around the Oxford area. This is one of those times : ) photo credit: Derek “Diamond”...

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