Home » Tag Archives: Lafayette County

Tag Archives: Lafayette County

First Commercial Bank adds two new members to the Oxford team

First Commercial Bank’s Alan Walters, President & Chief Executive Officer and Curtis J. Gabardi, President and CEO – In Wait, today jointly announced the addition of two new associates to the Bank’s group of established banking professionals. First Commercial is pleased to welcome back to the team Lucius Brock as Oxford Market President, and to welcome Luke Harris to the ...

Read More »

Argent Family Wealth Services Announces Partnership with DK Financial 

Argent Financial Group, an independent fiduciary wealth management firm, recently announced a partnership with Todd DeKruyter and DK Financial. DeKruyter has worked in the family financial planning industry for more than 10 years and will serve as a family wealth strategist on behalf of Oxford-based Argent’s Family Wealth Services division, assisting families across the country with their charitable and legacy ...

Read More »

Mississippi board votes ‘no’ on moving Confederate monument

Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn’t fix racial tensions. In a 5-0 vote, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to relocate the Confederate statue, which stands in the middle of Oxford Square, news outlets reported. The all white male board was not initially ...

Read More »

Retail phase of Oxford Commons complete and leased

By JACK WEATHERLY The Blackburn Group has announced the completion of the Terrace at Oxford Commons, with 100 percent of the 16,000-square-foot retail center preleased. The Oxford Commons is a projected mixed-use traditional neighborhood of 1,500 to 1,600 residences – free-standing, condominiums, townhouses and apartments – on about 700 acres in the city of Oxford. All of the new businesses in the Terrace are planning to open in August or September. “It is ...

Read More »

Two UM faculty members appointed as distinguished professors

An engineering professor and a law professor are the two newest Distinguished Professors appointed by the University of Mississippi. The two honorees are Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, and Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government. The Distinguished Professor appointment is an honorific title started by UM in 2018 that recognizes the ...

Read More »

Community celebrates woman’s 100th birthday with car parade

A Mississippi community used some creativity to celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday amid the ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Friends and families of Catherine Alderson were escorted by police cars and fire trucks as they celebrated a century of her life in a car parade Friday, the Oxford Eagle reported. Alderson was able to wave to cars while sitting in ...

Read More »

Oxford doc says virus safety concerns led to firing, sues hospital

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal A physician who claims she was terminated from a north Mississippi hospital for raising concerns about COVID-19 safety measures is now suing her former employer and the hospital for allegedly violating the terms of her employment contract. Dr. Samantha Houston, a former hospitalist at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, filed the suit in ...

Read More »

Oxford’s Tannehill: We’re going to enforce restrictions we have adopted and passed

Reeves’s order for minimum safeguards failed to note localities can set tougher standards     By TED CARTER Mayors and other local officials around Mississippi are cleaning up on aisle 7 after mishandled communications from new governor Tate Reeves’ last week left them a mess of confusion about covid-19 restrictions. As the reality of the pandemic and its economic consequences ...

Read More »

Art community providing escape with “Stay @ Home Fest”

OXFORD — This week was supposed to be one of the biggest on Oxford’s art community’s calendar, but COVID-19 pulled the plug. On Wednesday (March 18), the 17th Annual Oxford Film Fest was scheduled to begin, but was postponed last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other events from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council were also scheduled every day, but now ...

Read More »