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Oxford High earns $44K for energy efficiencies

OXFORD, Miss. — The Oxford School District has received $44,439 for energy-saving efficiencies built into the new high school. Tennessee Valley Authority regional marketing manager David Sharp made the presentation Monday. Sharp says the rebate reflects 10 cents per kilowatt-hour of projected savings in the 220,000-square-foot school’s first year of operation. Among upgrades are motion detectors that cut back lighting ...

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Mary Ruth Wright named principal at Oxford Elementary School

Mary Ruth Wright is the new principal to lead Oxford Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Wright is currently the director of special education for the Tupelo School District. She has 21 years of teaching experience with 14 of those spent as a school administrator. Wright also gained educational leadership experience as director of special programs at Amory School ...

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Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show expands

The state of Mississippi just rolled out a new marketing campaign for this year titled “Mississippi Homecoming,” aimed at boosting tourism and the state’s creative economy. And, the 2nd Annual Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show is doing its part to see that the campaign is successful. To be held Saturday, April 19 at the Colonel’s Quarters on Highway ...

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Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce unveils 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette

The Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette program. The 2014 class includes: Maranda Anderson, FNB Oxford; Steven Ash, Newk’s Eatery; Allissa Barkett, Volt; Angela Barlow, University of Mississippi; Joe Bishop, Oxford Police Department; Matt Bishop, Shelter Insurance; Gant Boone, Oxford University Bank; Dawn Boutwell, Alfa; Matt Burris, Mayo Mallette, PLLC; Courtney Cedotal, ...

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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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