Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

Mary Ruth Wright named principal at Oxford Elementary School

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Delta State University, education, Mississippi, Oxford

Mary Ruth Wright is the new principal to lead Oxford Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Wright is currently the director of special education for the Tupelo School District. She has 21 years of teaching experience with 14 of those spent as a school administrator. Wright also gained educational leadership experience as director of […] [...]

Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show expands

by Published: March 21,2014

Tags: beer, Business, festival, Mississippi, Oxford

The state of Mississippi just rolled out a new marketing campaign for this year titled “Mississippi Homecoming,” aimed at boosting tourism and the state’s creative economy. And, the 2nd Annual Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show is doing its part to see that the campaign is successful. To be held Saturday, April 19 at […] [...]

Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce unveils 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette

by Published: March 20,2014

Tags: Business, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Newsmakers, Oxford

The Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette program. The 2014 class includes: Maranda Anderson, FNB Oxford; Steven Ash, Newk’s Eatery; Allissa Barkett, Volt; Angela Barlow, University of Mississippi; Joe Bishop, Oxford Police Department; Matt Bishop, Shelter Insurance; Gant Boone, Oxford University Bank; Dawn Boutwell, Alfa; Matt Burris, […] [...]

Developing products and people — FNC Inc. readies for first-ever ‘The Forge

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, finance, Mississippi, Oxford

At first glance, FNC Inc.’s upcoming first-ever hackathon it has dubbed “The Forge” appears to be all about product development and industry competitiveness. But officials maintain that the all-night blitz scheduled for Dec. 19 is more about its people and team-building. “We always wanted this to be an employee-driven company,” said Bill Rayburn, co-founder and […] [...]

State’s cities get creative with C Spire Fiber to Home videos

As part of C Spire’s competition to select the first city in the Fiber to the Home project, the Ridgeland-based telecommunication firm received official information requests from 30 Mississippi communities. C Spire plans to announce the finalists in the first phase on Nov. 4. Some communities also provided videos as part of their presentations. Our favorites […] [...]

OUR VIEW: ‘King of Torts’ has finally abdicated

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Business, Dickie Scruggs, law, Mississippi, Oxford

Dickie Scruggs’ drama is finally over. The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the former attorney who earned the nickname “King of Torts” and amassed a fortune from the tobacco-related lawsuits in the 1990s. Scruggs, who practiced out of Oxford, pleaded guilty to trying to influence a Mississippi judge back […] [...]

Eric Randle named president of Mississippi Optometric Association

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Business, health, Mississippi, Oxford, vision

Eric D. Randle, O.D., of Oxford has been named president of the Mississippi Optometric Association for 2013-2014. Randle has practiced at Holly Springs Eyecare PLLC since 200. He is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has served on the MOA board of directors since 2007 and has been actively involved […] [...]

State’s booksellers are skeptical of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, the Internet’s trendy new way to fund everything from music videos to medical procedures, has caught the eye of independent booksellers struggling to keep their doors open. The New York Times recently reported that book dealers in San Francisco and New York City were resorting to asking for donations on popular crowdfunding sites like […] [...]

Burns-Belfry project in Oxford nears completion

Next month, the Burns-Belfry in Oxford, which has roots that go all the way back to the 19th century, will again be filled with the sound of joy when it is dedicated as a new museum and gathering place. For generations, the African American community came together at Burns-Belfry to worship. On Sept. 21, it […] [...]

Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 […] [...]

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