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Council rebrands in effort to push more visitors to Oxford Square

OXFORD — The Oxford Downtown Council has recently been rebranded as the Oxford Square Alliance. The Alliance has a new logo, and decals with the logo will be placed at member locations around the historic Oxford Square. “People from all over the world know about the Oxford Square,” says Mark Huelse, chair of the Oxford Square Alliance and co-owner of ...

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Cannon Motors supporting Delta State's athletics programs

CLEVELAND — Cannon Motors of Mississippi has entered into a new partnership with Delta State University Athletics. Through its dealership in Cleveland, Cannon Ford Lincoln, the company will be heavily involved with DSU Athletics during the football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball sports seasons. “Being involved in the Cleveland community has been a lot of fun for us,” says ...

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Old Taylor Road work makes it easier to get to Ole Miss football games

OXFORD — Ole Miss football fans who will be visiting Oxford this week for the first time since the spring will notice a significant difference in Old Taylor Road, a major entrance to the University of Mississippi campus. The Old Taylor Road interchange off Mississippi Highway 6 underwent a major transformation this spring, aimed at helping traffic flow more smoothly ...

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'Voice of the Bulldogs' Jack Cristil dies at 88

STARKVILLE — Jack Cristil, who called more than 1,500 Mississippi State contests, has died. In a news release, the university said Cristil died last night at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extended illness. He was 88. Cristil was the “Voice of the Bulldogs” for 58 years. He began in 1953 ...

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C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD and RIDGELAND — With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To meet the growing demand by tech-savvy fans for Internet access on their smartphones and tablets before, during ...

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Is Mississippi next? Texas youth football league moves away from tackling amid health concerns

An East Texas school district is changing its seventh-grade football program from tackle to flag football amid concerns over the safety of players, the New York Times reports. The Marshall, Texas school board voted to shut down its entry-level, tackle-football program in February, and according to the Times, “there was little objection.” From the story: “I’m surprised, in some ways, because ...

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‘Virtual concessions’ — SportSnax roars out of gate, lands SEC clients

OCEAN SPRINGS — Though just out of college, business partners Eric Hill and Daniel Payne are seasoned entrepreneurs, having formed several successful businesses, two while still in high school. However, their current endeavor — SportSnax, a service offering smartphone-ordered, seat-delivered concessions during sporting events — is their most significant to date. Just last week, SportSnax landed the University of Alabama, ...

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MSU sets new policy for commercial tailgating

STARKVILLE — New policies addressing commercial tailgating companies and tent setup have been adopted by the Mississippi State University administration. Initially created this summer by the Game Day Operations Committee, the policies are designed to manage the expansion of commercial tailgating companies in areas traditionally used by fans who set up their own tents and tailgating facilities. University officials approved ...

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Can new AD McGillis turn things around at USM?

The University of Southern Mississippi football team suffered yet another humbling defeat last weekend when they met the University of Arkansas, falling 24-3. The Golden Eagles have a serious “0-fer” going after losing every game last year and the first three games this year. They have been outscored 102-31 so far in 2013. Dreadful. The mounting losses have been hard ...

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'Colonel Reb' title now 'Mr. Ole Miss'

OXFORD — When students at the University of Mississippi vote this fall on their favorite campus personalities, “Colonel Reb” won’t be on the ballot. Instead, students will pick from candidates for “Mr. Ole Miss,” a popularly elected male honor roughly equivalent to the female honor “Miss Ole Miss.” Fall personality elections are Sept. 24 Student judicial leaders last spring declared ...

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