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FOCUS ON REAL ESTATE — Bouncing back: More sales, falling inventory create seller’s market in Jackson area

By LISA MONTI  Carol Stewart, president of the Central Mississippi Realtors’ group, sounded optimistic at the first of the year when the group released its market predictions for 2015. “After seeing so much improvement in 2014, the housing market seems poised for a real comeback in 2015,” Stewart said at the time. “Prospects are looking bright for homeowners and prospective ...

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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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Neilson’s ready to kick off next era as it marks 175 years

By JACK WEATHERLY  Neilson’s Department Store in Oxford was founded nine years before Ole Miss and 30 years before collegiate football – and, the retailer claims, before any other department store in the South. It has been in operation since 1839, save for a few years during the Civil War after U.S. Grant burned it and the rest of the ...

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Oxford, Greenwood removing Miss. flag from city property

OXFORD — Oxford and Greenwood have become the latest cities to stop flying the Mississippi flag because it contains a Confederate battle emblem. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 and the Greenwood City Council voted 6-1 to remove the banner from city property. Oxford aldermen also adopted a resolution asking the Legislature to change the flag. Confederate ...

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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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College Board names Ole Miss provost, Morris Stocks, as interim leader

JACKSON — The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15. After the board refused to renew his contract, Chancellor Dan Jones wasn’t scheduled to step down until Sept. 15. But Jones says he will take leave beginning June 15, and Stocks will assume his authority then. ...

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NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

ATLANTA — Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said. The pilot’s last radio transmissions before the fiery crash that killed all four people aboard came about two minutes after departure from DeKalb Peachtree Airport shortly after 10 a.m. on May 8, according to ...

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Legislators' education alternative challenged in court

JACKSON — An Oxford school patron is asking a Hinds County judge to remove from the November ballot an alternative proposed by the Legislature to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in circuit court by Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the Oxford School District. Shipman argues ...

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