Published on July 26th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


The Local Voice #161 is out now! Download the PDF here Oxford, Ole Miss, north Mississippi

The Local Voice #161

July 26- Aug 16

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Red Cup Rebellion: Penn State, Ole Miss, and the Sins of Our Fathers: How Penn State is finding out what Ole Miss has already learned.


“Jimmy Pitts Remembered”… by Sarah Reddick, Laura Cole, Priscilla Grantham, and Shannon Watts. A look back at the man and his art, by some folks who loved him.


“My First Everything: Hot Tamales,” by Vera Pa. Latest installment in Vera’s series.


White Collar Criminal: Diamond Flakes for God’s Sake: Love, lust, and other stuff.


“Feeding Friends: Feast for Body and Soul,” by Rebecca Long. Recipes, memories, and dinner party tips.


“My Father Was A Good Man,” by James Tighe.  The father/son merry-go-round never stops.


Christian Agnostic: The Anxiety of Belief by Brandon Michael Williams.




River City Tanlines at Ajax Diner, Friday July 27th. River City Tanlines is a three-piece band from Memphis.


Record of the Issue: River City Tanlines will perform in store at End of All Music before Ajax show on Friday, July 27th.


Local Q&A:

“What do you think should be an Olympic sport?” by Nature Humphries



Olympic Trivia

Cook of The House

Know Your Bartender

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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