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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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FNC: Home prices flat in Sept., but up 1.8 percent in third quarter

OXFORD – FNC’s latest Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values remain relatively unchanged in September after enjoying six months of modest growth. Despite recent encouraging developments, such as a modest outlook for the overall economic recovery and unemployment, the pace of the housing recovery is likely to be constrained during the housing low season (fall and winter). Regionally, ...

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FNC to add 100 jobs in Oxford

by Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal   OXFORD – Expanding internationally for the first time, mortgage technology company FNC is partnering with a Brazilian firm. The move, announced Tuesday, will add 100 jobs in the next 12 to 18 months to FNC’s headquarters in Oxford. FNC, whose software is used by seven of the top 10 largest U.S. banks to evaluate ...

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