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Oxford Film Festival awards screenwriter

OXFORD –Oxford Film Festival is proud to announce the winner of its first screenplay competition. Felicity Flesher’s project “Killer Kudzu” was selected to be produced as the festival’s next community film project. “Before writing ‘Killer Kudzu,’ I had long been inspired by the great kudzu plant and what a fantastic B-movie horror villain this plant that grows a foot a ...

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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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Ajax Diner gets nod from Men's Journal

Ajax Diner in Oxford is one of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s favorite places to eat. So says a short post, at MensJournal.com. According to the magazine site, the two-time Super Bowl MVP ate there regularly while quarterbacking for the Ole Miss Rebels and still finds time in his professional career for “the down-home soul food restaurant” on Courthouse ...

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Square Books named #1 best bookstore in America

Publisher’s Weekly has named Square Books in Oxford, the number-one bookstore in the country. In a release on their website, the publishing magazine says its giving its twentieth Bookstore of Year Award to Square Books and owners Richard and Lisa Howorth. In addition to being a readers paradise for more than thirty years, the downtown Oxford shop is home to ...

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Oxford tackles city's white tail deer population

The City of Oxford’s white tail deer management plan, which allows bow hunting within the city limits, is just completing its third year, and while the program is still battling some growing pains, the city’s “deer guy” says the program appears to be showing some returns. “We’re still waiting on hard numbers from this year’s season, but we’re getting reports ...

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Read January 4 issue of MBJ

>> HOSPITALITY New hotel to replace Oxford’s Downtown Inn— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> HEALTHCARE NMMC implants first absorbing heart sent >> OUR VIEW Tight budget covers possible government oversight cuts >> EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Viking sale leaves Greenwood hanging >> PHIL HARDWICK Exploring disconnects between economic and community developers >> NANCY ANDERSON Lt. Gov. Reeves living ...

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Salsarita's coming to North Mississippi in 2013

National Mexican cantina chain Salsarita’s will open new locations in Mississippi according to a new development agreement. According to a press release, the company will open 10 locations throughout Mississippi over the next five years. Area developer J.C. Clark, a leading franchisee for McAlister’s Deli, will lead the expansion. “Salsarita’s is a category leader that is poised for strong growth ...

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McAlister's announces sales growth

The sweet tea, sandwiches and spuds really are that good. McAlister’s Deli announced today its ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, according to a company statement. Third-quarter same-store sales at company-owned restaurants were up 6.9 percent and franchise restaurants were up 7 percent. According to a McAlister’s  spokeswoman, the growth is attributed to, “the restaurant chain’s commitment to ...

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