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Explore the Natchez Trace from Tennessee to Mississippi

If you ever find yourself in need of a day of meandering adventure or aching to take the long, scenic route, be sure to stop at these amazing sites. Back in the 1800’s the way to travel across the southeast was to walk or ride your horse on this “trace”. Back then, if you were headed anywhere along the path between Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN, you used a worn down trail for your long days of travel. Two hundred years later, the Natchez Trace has preserved its history. Loveless Cafe was starte

11 social distancing adventures near New Orleans

Here are 11 ways to safely explore NOLA. In New Orleans, the famous strip of bars and restaurants dubbed Bourbon Street holds some of the most active nightlife, but in March, everything was turned upside down by the arrival of COVID-19. New Orleans was hit dramatically at the start of the stateside pandemic. The city has progressed through the reopening phases slower than the rest of the state of Louisiana. Louisiana is currently in phase two, allowing for restaurants to open at 50% capacity am

3 tips for choosing safe accommodations during a pandemic

One of the biggest considerations of traveling safely in a COVID-19 world is where you choose to stay. During a pandemic, will a hotel or a home-sharing experience, like Airbnb, be a safer choice? Depending on where you live, the world is either opening up or hunkering down for more weeks of quarantine. Regardless of the status of cases in your state, you can still travel safely. The key is local travel. Travel experts say that domestic road trips and local family vacations are the near future

Mike Bloomberg opens campaign office in Oxford

The first 2020 presidential campaign office in Mississippi opened this week — and it’s in Oxford. Mike Bloomberg posters outlining the Democratic presidential candidate’s message, “We Like Mike” are pasted across the walls that were formerly the Merle Norman and Hallmark store on Jackson Ave. Jarrius Adams, director for Bloomberg’s Mississippi campaign and a recent Ole Miss alumnus, chose Oxford as a campaign office location. “Oxford is key because of the university and community involvement.

Law students defend ICE detainees six months after mass-arrest

Six months after the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in United States history occurred in central Mississippi, the University of Mississippi’s MacArthur Justice Center is leading efforts to help detainees and their families handle the aftermath. In what became a record-setting operation carried out on Aug. 7, immigration officials detained 680 individuals working in seven different food processing plants surrounding the Jackson area. Established in 2014, the MacArthur J

Kim and Kanye buy movie tickets for Oxford

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought out a theater for nearly 300 members of the Oxford community to see “Just Mercy” tonight at the Oxford Malco Cinemas on Jackson Avenue — and they’re paying for popcorn, too. Earlier this month, Kardashian West posted an Instagram story announcing her and her husband’s partnership with the non-profit organization Represent Justice to buy out movie theaters across the country for free screenings of the film. “I was just so moved after seeing #JustMercy that K

Oxford addiction educator says sweeping it under the rug means you’ll trip on it later

That is the number of gallons of alcohol teenagers will consume this year. Adolescents in America face a battle every day when attempting to live sober. Around 68 percent of 12th graders have tried alcohol, with 37 percent consuming it within the last month. It is no surprise many are struggling with addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease defined by a physical and psychological dependence on drugs, alcohol or a behavior. When an addictive disorder has formed, a person will

Young Life continues to create a community for Oxford college and high school students

Driving along Highway 6 towards Batesville, you may think there’s nothing but fields along the two lane highway, but nestled off of a county road 15 minutes from Oxford lies a modern stylized farmhouse, laden with twinkle lights and a full-sized parking lot. To the untrained eye, it may seem like another house, similar to any other home in Oxford. However, residents Brad and Emily Akin are anything but ordinary. On any given night, countless college students cram into their rustic living room,

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