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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 ...

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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 ...

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Oxford Chamber announces Leadership class

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2020 class of the Leadership Lafayette.Front row, from left: Natasha  Towner, Renasant Bank; Shanta Bean, North East MS Power Association; Leigh Jurney, North Mississippi Regional Center; Prema Balachandran, University of Mississippi; Emily Kidd, Hunt Marketing; LaKeisha Borum, Medical Marketing Economics; David Grayson, CareMed EMS. Second row: Ellis Bledsoe, ECB Solutions, LLC; Carlos Maury, CoreLogic; Qwadre Clayton, Big Brother Technologies; Erin Payseur Oeth, University of Mississippi; Caitlyn Clegg, Red Window Communications LLC; Emily Echols, The University of ...

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Building concerns prompt street, sidewalk closures in Oxford

Structural concerns have led to some street and sidewalk closures in downtown Oxford, city officials said. Construction issues were discovered during a renovation project at a building on South Lamar Boulevard, creating concerns about safety, The Oxford Eagle reported. The matter has also led to discussion about the building’s future. Chef John Currence is in the midst of a renovation project to ...

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Oxford’s Winchester plant lands $75M ammunition order

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal OXFORD — The Olin Corp. Winchester Division plant in Oxford was awarded a $75,782,692 contract extension for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition. The work will be performed in Oxford, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Olin dedicated its $100 million, 500,000-square-foot centerfire manufacturing plant in Oxford in 2011. Olin opened ...

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Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery. The board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities met Thursday and delayed a vote on a proposal to move the monument. Trustee Tom Duff said he wants ...

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Gamerz Den offers family-friendly gaming destination

By MADISON HYATT / Oxford Citizen Opening on September 6, Gamerz Den has quickly established themselves as an entity within Oxford. Gamerz Den serves as a space where gamers can convene to play their game of choice, order, or buy games. Gamerz Den specializes in non-electronic games such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K. Board games, ...

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Renovations happening for Ole Miss hotel to open a bar

A bar will be opening inside a hotel on campus at the University of Mississippi. The university received state approval for resort status for the Inn at Ole Miss, and that allows the sale of alcohol. The Oxford Eagle reports that the current McCormick’s cafe inside the hotel is being renovated. The 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) indoor and outdoor space will feature a bar ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Cleveland, Madison or Oxford the best place in America to live?

If you could move to any place of your choosing, where would it be? And how would you choose? Thanks to the increasing number of “Best Places” websites, there is plenty of information available. Maybe too much information. And that can make your decision more difficult and confusing. So how does one go about discerning the better sources of information? ...

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