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Oxford plans to unify branding

Most people living in Oxford recognize the city’s logo – a large “O” with a tree floating in the middle. However, there are several variations of the logo, depending on which city department is using it. In an effort to unify the city’s branding, The Oxford Eagle reports Alderman Robyn Tannehill has been spearheading an effort to create one standard ...

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Moroccan delegation touring Mississippi

Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Development Authority are hosting visiting officials from Morocco this week. MDA spokesman Jeff Rent says officials from the Moroccan capital of Rabat are visiting Mississippi as part of an effort to build stronger economic ties and cultural relationships between the state and the Rabat region. He says officials signed two agreements to cooperate in ...

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Work on third phase of Madison’s Forum at Grandview gets underway

The 330,000-square-foot Forum at Grandview shopping center in Madison will soon be expanded by a 25,000-square-foot third phase. Preparation of the .97-acre site is well underway and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. expects completion by this fall. The tenants will include Kirkland’s, David’s Bridal, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Firehouse Subs, a company spokesman said. The CBL website for the Forum at Grandview ...

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Employment lawyers warn of HB 1523’s workplace pitfalls

By TED CARTER Legal traps are ahead for private employers who impose their religious beliefs in the workplace once Mississippi’s new religiously focused “Freedom of Conscience” law goes into effect July 1, warn employment law attorneys Jaklyn Wrigley and Steve Cupp of the Gulfport office of Fisher & Phillips. The measure set to go into effect July 1 is touted as ...

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