The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide, newspaper, website, and social media company based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall, and Lee County.
The Local Voice is distributed free to over 265 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.
The Local Voice
P.O. Box 443
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Publisher: Newt Rayburn
Editor-In-Chief: Nature Humphries
Associate Editor: Brittain Thompson
Associate Editor: Caleb Fisher-Wirth
Associate Editor: Chris Butts
Please contact TLV here for General Inquiries:
Newt Rayburn is Publisher of The Local Voice, which he founded in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of Profane Existence in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss’ Living Blues magazine, as well as The Oxford American magazine, where he won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for “Best Single Issue” for his Southern Music Issue, which he conceived and started in 1995. Newt was also the Publisher of the DIY punk fanzine Assault With Intent to Free in the late 80’s and early 1990’s.
Newt is perhaps best known as the Bass Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter in the Oxford, Mississippi RocknRoll band The Cooters, which he has toured and recorded many records with over the last two decades, but he also plays in the Country/Southern Rock band Hawgwash. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.
Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after travelling around the world in the Navy. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.