Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

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 […] [...]

New study touts Mississippi’s potential

The “creative economy” includes individuals such as artists, architects, chefs and professors, creative industries such as Peavey Electronics, Viking Range Corp., The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Ramey Agency and creative communities including Oxford, Clarksdale, Ocean Springs and Rolling Fork. The recent Mississippi Creative Economy study concludes that this segment represents approximately 61,000 jobs and just […] [...]

Nutt to resign as Ole Miss football coach at season’s end

OXFORD — Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of the season. Nutt will coach the Rebels’ last three games this year,” athletic director Pete Boone said at a press conference Monday, where also announced that he will step down as athletic AD by the end of 2012. The Rebels have […] [...]

Lafayette County to pay off all outstanding bonds

OXFORD — The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is planning to pay off all outstanding bond debt and lower property taxes. The decision was made this past week to spend $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. The […] [...]

McAlister’s is this year’s biggest jumper

McAlister’s Deli started out in a converted gas station in Oxford in the early ‘90s, and has since grown into a powerhouse on the southeastern dining scene. The casual dining chain has opened 15 new locations in 2011, pushing its total number of locations over 300. That’s one reason why McAlister’s is this year’s biggest […] [...]

Man gets 1 day in jail, fine in bank fraud scheme

OXFORD — A former Oxford auto dealer will spend one day in jail and pay $7,500 fine for a guilty plea to a $2 million bank fraud scheme. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dino Jerry Grisanti was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills. Last October, Grisanti pleaded guilty to a […] [...]

Book Biz: ‘Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter’ is a real page turner

Oxford resident Tom Franklin has penned a real page turner in “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” according to Emily Gatlin, manager of Gum Tree Books in Tupelo. “It’s a mystery thriller that takes place in a small, fictional town in Mississippi,” she said. “I read it in a weekend and can’t recommend it enough. It’s for […] [...]

Oxford debates Sunday alcohol sales

by Published: November 1,2010

Tags: dry county, Oxford, Sunday alcohol sales

OXFORD — There’s been a lot of talk about liquor on Oxford’s downtown square as this Mississippi college town considers Sunday alcohol sales. Some see it as a transgression of the Lord’s Day; others a time to put religious reservations aside. A growing list of cities and counties in the Bible Belt and beyond have […] [...]

Greenlee joins Holcomb Dunbar staff

Jim Greenlee, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, has joined the Holcomb Dunbar law firm in Oxford. Greenlee will concentrate on aiding businesses and not-for-profits in risk avoidance and compliance matters. He will also focus on assisting businesses in the prevention and mitigation of regulatory or criminal exposure, healthcare fraud, grant fraud […] [...]

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