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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 ...

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Argent Financial promotes Brooks Campany to Regional Manager

Argent Financial Group today announced that Brooks Campany has been promoted to regional manager of the Oxford, Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee offices. Campany has served as market president of Argent Trust Company’s Oxford office since 2018. In her new role, Campany will provide guidance over Argent’s financial planning services while continuing to develop and manage the strategic direction ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Restaurants take advantage of resumption of dining in

By JACK WEATHERLY Restaurants are taking advantage of the loosening of pandemic restrictions. Gov. Tate Reeves  announced last week he was allowing more people to dine in starting May 7, as long as restaurants do not exceed 50 percent of seating capacity. The idea is to leave room for social distancing, a major part of precautions, along with deep desanitizing ...

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Controversy about N95 masks puts Oxford doctor in the spotlight

By BECKY GILLETTE Baptist Health System, which has 22 hospitals in its system including several in Mississippi, is a regional leader in testing, diagnosing and treating COVID-19, said spokeswoman Ayoka Pond. “We have tested more patients than any other provider in our region,” Pond said. “We also can move patients to larger hospitals in our system if we need to. We ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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