Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

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 […] [...]

State’s college towns offer exciting lifestyle

College towns are always a special place. There’s an excitement in the air from all the students who are not only there to learn, but to explore the world outside of their own home. Coffee shops, restaurants, book stores, boutiques and great night life seem to go hand-in-hand with a college town. In Mississippi, the […] [...]

Mississippi enters the Google fray

by Published: April 4,2010

Tags: Google, high-speed Internet, JACKSON, Mississippi, Oxford

Jackson, Oxford in the running for high-speed internet program that would be launched next year Site selection for most major economic development projects is wrapped in a shroud of secrecy that would make the CIA jealous. Typically, the public learns its city or state was in the running for something similar to a Toyota or […] [...]

Watts named Foundation Fellow

Michael Watts of the Oxford law firm Holcomb Dunbar has been selected as a Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow. According to the Foundation, Watts was selected based on his “outstanding career, and as importantly, (his) demonstrated commitment to the profession and the public.” He will be inducted during the Foundation’s 10th Annual Meeting April 15. Watts’ […] [...]

Dunbar to receive Foundation award

Jack Dunbar of the Oxford law firm of Holcomb Dunbar will be honored as the recipient of the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s 2010 Professionalism Award during the organization’s annual dinner meeting scheduled for April 15 in Jackson. The award is given in recognition of a lifelong commitment to the highest standards of the legal profession. Dunbar […] [...]

Serendipity led Franklin to success at Ellie James

Women’s clothing store is one of the hottest places to shop in Oxford That Lacey Franklin is the owner of the retail shop Ellie James in Oxford took a little bit of serendipity. Franklin, 25 and a 2007 journalism graduate from the University of Mississippi, took a part-time job at the Ellie James boutique on […] [...]

Dunbar makes ‘Super Lawyers’

by Published: December 14,2009

Tags: Holcomb Dunbar, Jack Dunbar, Oxford, Super Lawyers

Jack Dunbar of the Oxford law firm of Holcomb Dunbar, has been recognized as one of the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi by Super Lawyers, a nationally recognized guide to outstanding attorneys.  The publication also recognizes him as one of the top attorneys in the General Litigation and Personal Injury Defense categories for the Mid-South […] [...]

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