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Cost of Ole Miss traffic circle jumps from $800,000 to $2.5M

The projected cost of a new traffic circle on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has ballooned from $800,000 to $2.5 million. College Board trustees on Thursday approved plans for Ole Miss to begin the work, designed to ease congestion at the intersection of Hathorn Road, Hill Drive and Chucky Mullins Drive. University officials, in documents submitted to trustees, say ...

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Oxford-based company starts graphene association

By JACK WEATHERLY Graphene is the strongest and thinnest material in the world, and an Oxford-based company, New Media Lab LLC, aims to promote its commercial applications by forming the National Graphene Association (NGA). Graphene will eventually find its way into almost every field and will affect many facets of human life, including energy storage, electronics, smart textiles, sensors, medical ...

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Saint Leo of Oxford ‘on fire’

Restaurant nominated for James Beard Award less than a year after opening By ALEX JACKS Emily Blount combined her love for the big city and small-town life when she established Saint Leo of Oxford less than a year ago. Blount opened her wood-fired Italian restaurant after settling in Oxford. Never did she believe her vision would influence so many people ...

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‘Life changing chicken’ coming soon to Mississippi

By LISA MONTI Construction will begin soon on the first of six restaurant locations for a franchise new to Mississippi that promises “life changing chicken.” Father and son franchisees Ricky Bagwell and David Bagwell will build the first Slim Chickens store in Ridgeland. Two more are planned in the Jackson area, two in the Hattiesburg area and one in Oxford. ...

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Oxford mayor will not seek re-election

By CHANNING GREEN / Oxford Citizen OXFORD – After 16 years of serving in the city government of Oxford, Mayor Pat Patterson has officially announced that he will not be running for re-election in 2017.  Patterson spent eight years serving on the City Board of Oxford before running for mayor, a position he will have served for eight years by ...

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Paid parking hours to increase on Oxford square

People wanting to park in premium metered parking spots around the Oxford downtown square will soon have to pay for parking until midnight. The Oxford Eagle reports that last week, the Oxford Board of Alderman approved increasing the times for paid parking from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday to 10 a.m. to midnight. The change goes into ...

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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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