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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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TVA Announces Oxford and Lafayette County as one of ten communities for Innovation Academy 

   The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) is proud to announce that Oxford and Lafayette County will be one of only 10 communities taking part in the recently launched Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Community Innovation Academy beginning in the spring of 2020. This program is focused on economic development and dedicated to teaching those in the industry how to ...

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Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year. The Oxford Eagle reports that 2019 enrollment numbers for all six Ole Miss campuses show a 3.5% decrease from 2018. That’s the highest percentage drop over the last three years. Numbers released by the Institutions of Higher Learning show the system now has 22,273 students, which is a decline ...

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Professor: I canceled conservative speaker’s Ole Miss visit

A conservative commentator was able to deliver her lecture at the University of Mississippi, saying “it’s comforting to see that Ole Miss is still a place where free speech is welcome.” Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss’ lecture was moved to the student union from the school’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to avoid violating the center’s charter, which ...

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Ole Miss backtracks on conservative speaker’s cancellation

The University of Mississippi says a lecture by a conservative journalist is back on after initially being cancelled. The Oxford Eagle reports Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss will speak in the university’s student union on Wednesday. The talk was originally set to be inside the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, but Krauss said she was told by a professor that ...

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Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company expands retail sales

Jackson-based Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company has expanded retail distribution in Mississippi to the cities of Oxford, Hernando, and Southaven. The company has also added distribution in six new locations in Memphis, Tenn. The expansion results from an agreement between the Delta division of Kroger stores and Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company, which will be a ...

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