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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’s GreenServ taking on the giants in medical waste disposal industry

By BECKY GILLETTE OXFORD — When John Alford and Will Fountain founded GreenServ Inc. in Oxford about four years ago, they had been hearing complaints about customer service and costs for disposal of medical waste. One international company has the corner on about 95 percent of the medical waste disposal business in the U.S. Alford and Fountain saw there was a ...

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Hughes seeks teacher input to guide education improvements

By BOBBY HARRISON Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, said he got the idea for the two-day education conference he will host Friday and Saturday in Jackson while observing the work of the House Education Committee this past session. “It came about while in the Education Committee watching six or seven bills be passed in five minutes,” said Hughes, who is not on ...

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Rep: State constitution at stake in ‘demon chipmunk’ lawsuit

A Mississippi lawmaker says the state constitution is at stake in his lawsuit against the House speaker over a speed-reading computer voice that’s been called the “demon chipmunk.” Democratic state Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford says Republican Speaker Philip Gunn violated the constitution by setting the machine to read bills aloud at a superfast speed. Hughes’ attorney says House members ...

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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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Oxford readies effort to replace departing Caterpillar

By JACK WEATHERLY Oxford already has its net out to snag a tenant when Caterpillar Inc. flies away. “Project Butterfly,” a play on the departing manufacturer’s name, is what the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation, calls its effort. “It’s a mission to (fill) the Caterpillar facility as rapidly as possible,” Jon Maynard, president and chief executive of the foundation, said in ...

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STARTING UP STRONG — Next Gear’s growth has accelerated last couple years

By BECKY GILLETTE Speaking at the Discovery Luncheon Feb. 12 co-sponsored by Innovate Mississippi and the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, Garret Gray, president and CEO of Next Gear Solutions, shared the story of how their technology startup, Next Gear Solutions, has grown to 80 full-time employees since its beginnings in 2008. The Discovery Luncheon preceded Startup ...

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