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Greenwood, McComb, Natchez, Oxford gain MDEQ grants

May 22, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Four community projects in the state have been awarded Regional Recycling Cooperative Grants by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The more than $1 million in grants will be used to fund regional cooperative recycling projects in Greenwood, McComb, Natchez and Oxford. Each of the grant recipients, along with their partner […]

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Robert Khayat memoir wins national award

May 19, 2014

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Robert Khayat’s The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus Publishing) won the 2014 Silver IPPY Award for best memoir in the nation published by a small press. The IPPY Awards are bestowed each year by the Independent Publishers Association of America. Awards director for the association Jim Barnes said “Robert Khayat’s memoir is […]

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Oxford High earns $44K for energy efficiencies

April 22, 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. — The Oxford School District has received $44,439 for energy-saving efficiencies built into the new high school. Tennessee Valley Authority regional marketing manager David Sharp made the presentation Monday. Sharp says the rebate reflects 10 cents per kilowatt-hour of projected savings in the 220,000-square-foot school’s first year of operation. Among upgrades are motion […]

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(UPDATE) Mother, son found shot to death in Oxford

November 8, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — A north Mississippi elementary school principal and her 12-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday in a home in south Oxford, police said. The bodies of Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and Patrick Earl Gary Jr. were found at a home near South Oaks subdivision on County Road 301. The home is […]

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(VIDEO) Fox News’ Shepard Smith comments on cold beer in Oxford …

August 21, 2013

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Shepard Smith closed the Fox Report on Tuesday with the breaking story out of Oxford about the Board of Aldermen voting to approve the sale of cold beer. » See entire video

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Oxford public school registration goes online

July 22, 2013

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The Oxford public school district says registration for the upcoming school year is now available online and must be completed by all students in the district. All students in the district must complete the School Registration form online this year and is necessary before students are considered enrolled in school. Children who are pre-registered as […]

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Oxford Film Festival awards screenwriter

June 25, 2013

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OXFORD –Oxford Film Festival is proud to announce the winner of its first screenplay competition. Felicity Flesher’s project “Killer Kudzu” was selected to be produced as the festival’s next community film project. “Before writing ‘Killer Kudzu,’ I had long been inspired by the great kudzu plant and what a fantastic B-movie horror villain this plant […]

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Teach for America names Deborah Elmore Vice president of teacher leadership development

June 24, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Teach For America today announced the appointment of Deborah Elmore as the vice president of teacher leadership development in the Mississippi region. Elmore has 36 years of experience teaching and leading schools and school improvement in Mississippi and Florida. In her new role, Elmore will support Teach For America staff and 375 […]

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REILY: ‘Sanctuary of Outcasts’ best book I have read in at least a decade

April 9, 2013

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A little over a year ago, my sister-in-law suggested a book to my wife. She, in turn, suggested it to me, saying it was a good book by a Mississippi author. At the time, I had no idea the book, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” would become one of my favorite books of all time. […]

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Ajax Diner gets nod from Men’s Journal

April 3, 2013

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Ajax Diner in Oxford is one of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s favorite places to eat. So says a short post, at MensJournal.com. According to the magazine site, the two-time Super Bowl MVP ate there regularly while quarterbacking for the Ole Miss Rebels and still finds time in his professional career for “the down-home […]

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