Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

Trial rescheduled for woman accused of bribing ex-school superintendent

OXFORD and GREENVILLE— The trial of a Georgia businesswoman on federal charges of paying bribes to a former superintendent of schools in Greenville has been rescheduled for Oct. 7 in Oxford. The Delta Democrat Times reports that Edna Goble’s attorneys had sought time to review more documents provided by the government. Her trial had been […] [...]

Oxford tackles city’s white tail deer population

by Wally Northway Published: February 8,2013

Tags: bow & arrow hunting, hunting, Lafayette County, outdoors, Oxford, white tail deer

The City of Oxford’s white tail deer management plan, which allows bow hunting within the city limits, is just completing its third year, and while the program is still battling some growing pains, the city’s “deer guy” says the program appears to be showing some returns. “We’re still waiting on hard numbers from this year’s […] [...]

Read January 4 issue of MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: January 4,2013

Tags: Downtown Inn, e-file, electronic filing, IRS, Oxford

>> HOSPITALITY New hotel to replace Oxford’s Downtown Inn— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> HEALTHCARE NMMC implants first absorbing heart sent >> OUR VIEW Tight budget covers possible government oversight cuts >> EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Viking sale leaves Greenwood hanging >> PHIL HARDWICK Exploring disconnects between economic and community developers >> NANCY […] [...]

Ole Miss eyes development of old Whirlpool plant

by Clay Chandler Published: October 29,2012

Tags: Institutes of Higher Learning, Ole Miss, Oxford, University of Mississippi, Whirlpool

Among the list of projects the University of Mississippi recently submitted to the College Board was the redevelopment of the old Whirlpool plant into a recreational facility and a hub to help ease traffic and parking woes. Schools annually submit their Facilities Needs Requests, which give the College Board an idea of each school’s funding […] [...]

New integrated marketing head hopes to help students realize possibilities of field

OXFORD — As new director of the integrated marketing communications program at the University of Mississippi’s journalism school, Scott Fiene hopes to help students get passionate about the field and learn to use all the discipline’s tools. With more than two decades of corporate public relations and marketing communications experience, Fiene has plenty of knowledge […] [...]

Remembering the fun and antics of coming of age in 1950s Oxford

by Lynn Lofton Published: May 20,2012

Tags: Katherine King, Margaret King, Oxford, William Faulkner

If you don’t smile at the title of this book, you haven’t been in Mississippi long or you have absolutely no interest in speech patterns. I can just imagine some good ole boy looking at these two girls, who look exactly alike and are dressed exactly alike, taking a second look and asking (rhetorically), “Y’all […] [...]

City-run farmers’ market on hold in Oxford

by Associated Press Published: May 11,2012

Tags: agriculture, farmers market, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Oxford

OXFORD — Oxford officials say they don’t know if they’ll be able to create a city-run farmers’ market anytime soon. The Oxford Park Commission received a $56,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but the city needs the state Legislature’s permission to create the market. Lawmakers routinely approve dozens of local-and-private bills each session […] [...]

Site announced for new Oxford hospital

OXFORD — Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation will build its new $250 million Oxford hospital on a 160-acre tract just west of the existing hospital. Memphis-based Baptist Memorial announced its plans Tuesday in a meeting with officials from Oxford and Lafayette County. Baptist spokesman Dick Cowart says 15 sites were considered. Cowart says the new […] [...]

U.S. housing prices still declining but at slower pace

Oxford real estate data firm FNC’s Residential Price Index(RPI) released Wednesday indicates that U.S. residential property values declined in December amid signs of continued improvement in the job market and economic growth. With sales of distressed properties comprising a large portion of overall home sales, prices on non-distressed sales continued to reflect the downward pressure […] [...]

Going green creates green for schools

OXFORD — Oxford school officials say the district has saved more than $23,000 in energy costs in the past year with participation in the TVA Green School Initiative program. Brian Harvey, interim superintendent for the Oxford School District, says that the program helps schools save money on energy costs, protects the environment and allows students […] [...]

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