Monday, November 30, 2020

Southern Experience

Local Businesses Work to Adjust to Fewer Fans, No Grove this Football Season

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com While the fall is normally a time for local businesses in Oxford to get ahead, this year business owners are being...

Quinn Colson Series by Oxford Author Ace Atkins Will Be Brought to Life on HBO

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com While living on his farm in Paris, Mississippi 10 years ago, author Ace Atkins created the character Quinn Colson, whose story...

More Than a Meal Continues to Serve the Hearts, Souls and Bellies of Oxford

By Asia Harden Hottytoddy.com intern acharde1@go.olemiss.edu Not only is Oxford home to the University of Mississippi, but it is also home to a vibrant community filled with...

Passion for Music, Education Fuels Lafayette Teacher’s Love for Students

By Lily Bruce Hottytoddy.com intern labruce@go.olemiss.edu Hannah Gadd Ardrey has brought an unmatchable amount of joy through music to the Oxford and Lafayette communities. Ardrey was named...

Opinion: Changing the State Flag is Right for Every Reason

By Jeff Roberson Hottytoddy.com contributor robersonjeff0630@gmail.com I guess I’m about as Mississippi as you can get. I’ve never lived in any other state. A lot of you...

Jerry Mitchell: What President Would You Pick to Fight the Current Pandemic?

By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting If you were picking the best president to battle the coronavirus pandemic, whom would you choose? George Washington, who...

Cash Saver Chefs Provide LOU Community with Warm, Home-Cooked Meals

By Emily Durham and Courtney Zeidner Hottytoddy.com interns The Deli in Larson’s Cash Saver, also known as Bubba’s Kitchen, uses fried chicken and fixings to unite...

Mid-Town Farmer’s Market Open Through October on Wednesdays, Saturdays

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddyarchive.com The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market opened May 4 and offers a large selection of early-season produce, jams, flowers and even popsicles. The market,...

Column: Despite Pain, Hard Work, and Obstacles Being an Ole Miss QB Walk-On is a Blessing

By Ford Werness Journalism Student fbwernes@go.olemiss.edu *Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Oxford Stories There’s a noise. It’s getting louder with each waking second. Is it...

A Look Inside the Slave Dwelling Project at Rowan Oak

By Laura Wilson Special to Hottytoddy.com lwilson1@go.olemiss.edu Joseph McGill’s stated intention for his self-founded labor of love, The Slave Dwelling Project, is to “Change the narrative,...

Colorful Beads, Smiling Faces Create Warm Atmosphere at Annual Mardi Gras Parade

  St. Peter's Episcopal Church held its annual Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday where dozens of parishioners and children braved the cold winter temperatures and walked...

Charlie Adams: Meeting “Heart of Dixie” Stars Phoebe Cates and Ally Sheedy

Like you, I have had many experiences not far from the 4 Corners in Oxford. Back in the late '70s when I was at Lafayette...

Turkey Harvest Reporting Begins This Spring

Mississippi hunters who bag a gobbler this spring will be more engaged than ever in ensuring the future of Mississippi’s turkey flock. Beginning with the...

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Sports Analysts Vote Oxford No. 3 Favorite SEC Town, Starkville Last

Athlon Sports asked 12 SEC experts to rank their favorite SEC locations, and Oxford came in third behind Nashville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia. The sports...

13 Southern Sayings the Rest of America Won't Understand

Language discrepancies naturally arise in different geographic regions, like the raging pop vs. soda debate, but the South undoubtedly takes the cake. Conversations south of...

24 Southern Expressions for the Crazy

"This is the South and we’re proud of our crazy people. We don’t hide them up in the attic, we bring them right down...

114 Southern Similes, Metaphors and Other Allusions for Dramatic Effect

The magic of Southern speech is in the similes and metaphors and other allusions. These techniques are the yellow highlighter of conversation. Could one communicate...