Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

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 […] [...]

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

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 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

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 […] [...]

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