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‘Life changing chicken’ coming soon to Mississippi

By LISA MONTI Construction will begin soon on the first of six restaurant locations for a franchise new to Mississippi that promises “life changing chicken.” Father and son franchisees Ricky Bagwell and David Bagwell will build the first Slim Chickens store in Ridgeland. Two more are planned in the Jackson area, two in the Hattiesburg area and one in Oxford. ...

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Oxford mayor will not seek re-election

By CHANNING GREEN / Oxford Citizen OXFORD – After 16 years of serving in the city government of Oxford, Mayor Pat Patterson has officially announced that he will not be running for re-election in 2017.  Patterson spent eight years serving on the City Board of Oxford before running for mayor, a position he will have served for eight years by ...

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Paid parking hours to increase on Oxford square

People wanting to park in premium metered parking spots around the Oxford downtown square will soon have to pay for parking until midnight. The Oxford Eagle reports that last week, the Oxford Board of Alderman approved increasing the times for paid parking from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday to 10 a.m. to midnight. The change goes into ...

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Oxford plans to unify branding

Most people living in Oxford recognize the city’s logo – a large “O” with a tree floating in the middle. However, there are several variations of the logo, depending on which city department is using it. In an effort to unify the city’s branding, The Oxford Eagle reports Alderman Robyn Tannehill has been spearheading an effort to create one standard ...

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Cyberattack disrupts instruction at Oxford School District

OXFORD — A cyberattack by an unknown hacker has forced a school district to shut down all of its servers. Multiple news outlets report the Oxford School District was the victim of a crypto-ransomware attack, which began early Sunday morning. The school district said in a news release that ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer and ...

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City of Oxford to make room for food trucks

OXFORD — Oxford officials are considering an ordinance to help manage food carts and trucks to sell on the go. Assistant City Planner Ben Requet presented the ordinance to the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday for its first official hearing, according to The Oxford Eagle. A public hearing will be held in two weeks and the aldermen are expected to ...

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Oxford joins league of college town hotel chain

By JACK WEATHERLY You might say Oxford has joined another league. No, Ole Miss hasn’t left the Southeastern Conference. But a hotel in a chain situated in college towns around the country has opened there. Graduate Oxford, a 136-room, four-story hostelry with what could be called a studied local theme, recently opened. “Every square inch of Graduate Oxford has been ...

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Oxford buys 2 double decker buses

OXFORD — Oxford’s two new double deckers are more than 20 years newer than the buses currently cruising local streets. The city bought the buses in Phoenix, Arizona. The Oxford Eagle reports that the city is deciding whether to drive them to Oxford or ship them. One of the buses was made in 1983 and the other in 1986. The ...

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Visit Oxford to get new headquarters

OXFORD — A historic building that most recently housed the Freeland Law Firm and was once home to the practice of Phil Stone, William Faulkner’s attorney and friend, will be the new headquarters for the city of Oxford’s tourism promotion agency. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1J5ByXe) the building is currently undergoing minor renovations such as new roofing, restoration ...

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Tallahatchie River bridge to honor veterans

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors will ask the Legislature to allow the new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River to honor all veterans of the armed forces. Local members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars told supervisors on Tuesday that they support designating the structure as the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The Oxford Eagle reports the naming of the ...

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