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Mississippi city to install additional parking meters

A north Mississippi city will buy 118 new parking meters as it continues to try to manage parking demand in its downtown. The Oxford Eagle reports aldermen have approved the purchase, with meters to be installed after Oxford’s new parking garage opens this fall. The new meters will be slightly farther from courthouse square than current ones. They will cost ...

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Trustees start search for new University of Mississippi head

The search is on for a new leader of the University of Mississippi. College Board President Hal Parker on Thursday appointed fellow trustee Ford Dye of Oxford to lead the effort. Dye said he wanted all trustees to serve as members of the search committee Dye in turn, is choosing a group of faculty, staff, students and alumni to act ...

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Ole Miss professor slammed on tweet gets tenure after debate

Trustees of Mississippi’s eight public universities are granting tenure to a University of Mississippi sociology professor who was criticized for encouraging “acts of aggression” against Republican politicians. Trustees voted Thursday after earlier removing Professor James Michael Thomas’ name from a list of 76 routine approvals of tenure and discussing his case individually in a two-hour closed session. Thomas was critical ...

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Oxford chef wins James Beard award

By MBJ STAFF Vishwesh Bhatt, chef at Oxford’s Snackbar restaurant, has been named best chef in the South in the James Beard Awards competition. Bhatt, a five-time semifinalist in the competition, was chosen best in the region that includes Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Florida and Louisiana. Awards were also given for best chef in the Southeast and the Southwest. According to ...

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Ex-lawyer rode on plane before it crashed in Mississippi

A high-profile former lawyer says he was a passenger on a twin-engine jet hours before it crashed in northern Mississippi, killing three people. Richard “Dickie” Scruggs told the Clarion Ledger in a story published Monday that he and his family flew aboard the plane Saturday from Colorado back to their home in Oxford, Mississippi. Pilot Tommy Nix, his wife Merline ...

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Ole Miss student government groups: Move Confederate statue

University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on campus to a Confederate cemetery. The Daily Mississippian reports that graduate and undergraduate student senates adopted resolutions this week asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906. The groups say the statue undermines the university’s mission ...

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Oxford, Lafayette County live up to lofty status

By MIKE LEE / Business Trend OXFORD – Business and industrial growth is booming across the Mid-South. At the forefront of that trend in Mississippi is the city of Oxford, county seat of Lafayette County, located in the center of the northern one-fifth of the state. The community offers advantages unmatched and for various reasons. For families, Oxford provides one ...

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Oxford Republican wins Mississippi Senate leadership post

A Republican from Oxford has been sworn in to the second-highest leadership position in the Mississippi Senate. Sixth-term Sen. Gray Tollison was unanimously elected Senate president pro tempore on Friday by colleagues from both parties. He succeeds Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton as pro tem. The pro tem presides over the Senate when the lieutenant governor is not available. ...

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Oxford company specializes in elegant, stylish reading glasses that double as fashionable jewelry

» Co-founded by Oxford entrepreneur Dianna Seddon, Neckglasses has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” the Home Shopping Network and HLN, among others By RICK HYNUM Reserved and soft-spoken, Dianna Seddon may not fit the stereotype of the extroverted, hard-charging American entrepreneur, but she’s setting a new trend in the world of fashionable eyewear with her Oxford-based startup, Neckglasses. ...

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Ole Miss seeks to expand beer sales at non-athletic events

The University of Mississippi is seeking state approval to sell beer at more locations on its Oxford campus. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved an application by the university for resort status for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Pavilion arena and adjoining outdoor areas. The Oxford Eagle reports a university lawyer told county supervisors that Ole Miss plans to ...

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