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Developing products and people — FNC Inc. readies for first-ever ‘The Forge

At first glance, FNC Inc.’s upcoming first-ever hackathon it has dubbed “The Forge” appears to be all about product development and industry competitiveness. But officials maintain that the all-night blitz scheduled for Dec. 19 is more about its people and team-building. “We always wanted this to be an employee-driven company,” said Bill Rayburn, co-founder and CEO of the mortgage technology ...

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

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 near Mississippi Highway 7, about ...

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State's cities get creative with C Spire Fiber to Home videos

As part of C Spire’s competition to select the first city in the Fiber to the Home project, the Ridgeland-based telecommunication firm received official information requests from 30 Mississippi communities. C Spire plans to announce the finalists in the first phase on Nov. 4. Some communities also provided videos as part of their presentations. Our favorites as most-creative are Oxford and ...

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OUR VIEW: ‘King of Torts’ has finally abdicated

Dickie Scruggs’ drama is finally over. The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the former attorney who earned the nickname “King of Torts” and amassed a fortune from the tobacco-related lawsuits in the 1990s. Scruggs, who practiced out of Oxford, pleaded guilty to trying to influence a Mississippi judge back in 2009. Scruggs offered to ...

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Eric Randle named president of Mississippi Optometric Association

Eric D. Randle, O.D., of Oxford has been named president of the Mississippi Optometric Association for 2013-2014. Randle has practiced at Holly Springs Eyecare PLLC since 200. He is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has served on the MOA board of directors since 2007 and has been actively involved in several committees with the ...

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Burns-Belfry project in Oxford nears completion

Next month, the Burns-Belfry in Oxford, which has roots that go all the way back to the 19th century, will again be filled with the sound of joy when it is dedicated as a new museum and gathering place. For generations, the African American community came together at Burns-Belfry to worship. On Sept. 21, it will officially begin its new ...

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Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Malco Grandview ...

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

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 teachers currently reaching nearly 32,000 ...

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