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Stones, flame throwers: Items could be banned at parades

A Mississippi police chief wants to put new limits on what people could wear or carry in parades or protests. Oxford Police Chief Joey East says the proposed changes are in response to violence that erupted during recent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Oxford Eagle reports that people taking part in a parade or other public assembly, or anyone within 500 feet ...

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Nearly 100 affordable homes planned for Mississippi city

OXFORD — A combination of nearly 100 “lease to own” townhomes, duplexes, and single-family detached homes has been planned to help house a Mississippi city’s area workforce. Oxford Eagle reported on Monday a public-private partnership’s recent $15 million awarding in competitive funding is the result of efforts over the years by Oxford and Lafayette County officials to address the difficulty of creating ...

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Beard+Riser opens new office in Oxford

Special to the MBJ Beard + Riser Architects of Greenwood has opened a new office in Oxford, to be located in The Edison at 1450 University Ave. The new office will be led by Dale Riser, who has over 22 years of leadership and project management experience. Prior to forming Beard+Riser in 2007, Riser worked for four years on primarily ...

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Morgan Freeman series filming footage in Mississippi

Film crews will be in Mississippi to shoot footage for a National Geographic TV series hosted by Morgan Freeman, an Oscar-winning actor who lives in the state. The Oxford Eagle reports filming for an episode of “The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman” will take place Friday in Oxford. The series is set to premier this fall. City officials have approved a location release ...

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Networking leads to Walmart deal for Oxford businesswoman

By LISA MONTI Oxford businesswoman Karen Kurr took her Southern-style frozen casseroles up to Bentonville, Ark., and landed a deal in her first meeting with Walmart. Starting in the fall of 2018, Kurr’s No Time 2 Cook family-size meals will be introduced in the frozen food aisles of 250 Walmarts throughout the Deep South. Kurr’s winning combination of fresh ingredients ...

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University of Mississippi to purchase property from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

The University of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have announced they have reached a purchase and sale agreement for the existing hospital property located at 2301 South Lamar Blvd. The acquisition of the property will allow the university to address current space allocation challenges as well as future growth needs. “The university is always examining how best to nurture and ...

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‘Serial entrepreneur’ Ed Meek keeps on pioneering

By JACK WEATHERLY Ed Meek admits to being a bit of a “tambourine shaker” who has found a way to parlay his journalistic skills into the creation of successful markets over a long career. It started with magazines – 14 at last count – and trade shows, whether it be nightclubs and restaurants, satellite dishes or furniture – and most ...

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City accuses company of committing trademark infringement

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a T-shirt company ordering owners to halt the sale of merchandise advertising the Double Decker Arts Festival. News outlets report a Chancery Court judge issued the order Tuesday. The request claims the Oxford T-Shirt Co. has committed trademark infringement by selling Double Decker items. The order states it was granted to ...

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Cost of Ole Miss traffic circle jumps from $800,000 to $2.5M

The projected cost of a new traffic circle on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has ballooned from $800,000 to $2.5 million. College Board trustees on Thursday approved plans for Ole Miss to begin the work, designed to ease congestion at the intersection of Hathorn Road, Hill Drive and Chucky Mullins Drive. University officials, in documents submitted to trustees, say ...

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Oxford-based company starts graphene association

By JACK WEATHERLY Graphene is the strongest and thinnest material in the world, and an Oxford-based company, New Media Lab LLC, aims to promote its commercial applications by forming the National Graphene Association (NGA). Graphene will eventually find its way into almost every field and will affect many facets of human life, including energy storage, electronics, smart textiles, sensors, medical ...

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