Category Archives: Oxford Square

What happens when I pay attention? The benefits of listening and observation.

“I love it when a plan comes together” (John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, The A Team, 1983-1987). I do, too…and sometimes, I love it when a plan falls apart. When it does, it presents another opportunity, or what I once heard referred … Continue reading

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Oxford’s first Pride parade

LOU (Lafayette-Oxford-University) held the first-ever local Pride parade Saturday afternoon.  Like any event on the Oxford Square, it was festive and well-attended.  Supporters of equality for all people lined the route and cheered when the parade marchers reached the Square … Continue reading

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Columbia County Courthouse, Magnolia, Arkansas

The domed, blond-brick building is a Renaissance Revival style courthouse, designed by W. W. Hall, a “classic example of the Second Renaissance Revival Style” (Danny Groshong, Columbia County Courthouse, Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, retrieved from encyclopediaofarkansas.net).  The main entrance is … Continue reading

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101 Places in Mississippi: Lafayette County Courthouse

The original Lafayette County courthouse was burned by Union troops in 1864.  The current courthouse, one of the oldest in the state and in continuous use as a courthouse, was built between 1871-1873 .  The courthouse circa 1930 before the building was … Continue reading

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Ironwork

Among my finds on my jaunt around the Square Sunday afternoon: I know I have seen this cover before, but I cannot seem to find where.  My guesses in this order are Preservation in Mississippi, Urban Decay, or Marty Kittrell. … Continue reading

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