Published on June 14th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


The Local Voice #158 is out now! Download the FREE PDF here Oxford, Ole Miss, Mississippi!

The Local Voice #158 is out now! June 14-28, 2012

Food & Drink Specials + Entertainment
from Oxford’s Favorite Restaurants!




Happy 10th Birthday Rib Cage!
Oxford’s Favorite Bar-B-Que”

The Rib Cage celebrates 10 years in Oxford on Thursday June 21, 2012 with a Shrimp Boil and music by Adrian Dickey, Dry Rub, and Attractive Nuisance. Nature Humphries interviews owner Buck Walden and bartender Clayton Gillentine.


“Time for the Seventh Annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic!”

Now in its seventh year, the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be held June 29-30, 2012, hosted by Betty Davis BBQ, at the corner of HWY 7 and HWY 310 (12 miles South of Holly Springs & 15 miles North Of Oxford), in Waterford, Mississippi. Get the full scoop and music lineup inside The Local Voice #158!


“South-of-the-Border Flavor on North Lamar: Tienda el Carreton,”

The North Lamar business district is experiencing a business boom of sorts. There’s even a cool  Mexican Restaurant & Grocery! by Sarah Reddick.


“Oxford Shakespeare Festival is coming soon to Ole Miss”

A Season of Destiny will begin with the comedic play All’s Well That Ends Well. The tragedy of King Lear will follow, and the festival will conclude with their family production, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s beloved musical The Sound of Music. by Sarah Reddick


 “Celebrate Juneteenth, Oxford,”

Rebecca Long writes about “Juneteenth” and the celebration happening in Oxford June 22 and 23rd. by Rebecca Long.


The Christian Agnostic. “The Death of God,”

by Brandon Michael Williams. A new column exploring modern spirituality.




“A Broad Abroad: Local Girl Visits The U.K.” by Sarah Reddick.

TLV adventurer and O.G. Sarah Reddick traveled to the UK in March of this year. What sort of shenanigans could possibly happen? Read “Part 3: Oxford.”



“Is Our Game Day Atmosphere Detrimental to Our Football Program?”

Are too many people who are concerned with “winning the party” and not nearly enough concerned with their football team actually winning the game for which the party is thrown?

by Red Cup Rebellion.




Patrick Dodd Trio live at Rooster’s Saturday 6/23

How a group of businessmen from Iceland made a deal with Patrick Dodd he couldn’t refuse.


GLOtron Live at Two Stick Friday 6/15

Interview with a computer geek from Starkville who makes music called Dubstep. by Rebecca Long


Record of the Issue: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s Hard Travelin’

by Brandon Taylor




Who’s Your Farmer? Larry Mardis “Old Taylor Road’s Bee Guy.” by Nature Humphries. Photo by Nature Humphries.

Know Your Bartender: Clayton Gillentine of The Rib Cage. by Nature Humphries.

Cook of the House: Buck Walden owner of The Rib Cage. by Nature Humphries.

Vera: A Day at Sardis Lake and Some Missing Shorts. by Vera P.

Local Q&A: “What’s your favorite thing about summer in Oxford?” by Sarah Reddick.



Food & Drink Specials, Local Entertainment Calendar, Comix, Puzzles & Brain Teasers, Trivia, and more cool stuff than you can shake a stick at!

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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