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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 ranks 9th in nation on micropolitan strength

The latest economic strength rankings from POLICOM Corp. rank Oxford  as number 9 out of 551 micropolitan statistical areas in economic strength across the United States. This year’s rankings moved Oxford from 49th last year, making it among the top 10 micropolitan statistical areas. Oxford is the the highest ranked micropolitan area in the South. The next highest ranking Southern ...

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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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Small explosion at Mississippi ammunition plant injures 7

An explosion at a Mississippi ammunition plant caused minor injuries to seven workers. Winchester Ammunition says the explosion happened in a production area at its Oxford plant Tuesday. The company says it’s investigating the cause. News outlets report at least three workers were taken to the hospital. Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Alan Wilburn says smoke filled the building and employees ...

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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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Airbnb playing increasing role in Oxford

By JACK WEATHERLY Airbnb is playing an increasing role in providing lodging for visitors and tourists in Oxford. As a measure of that, San Francisco-based Airbnb Inc. said in a release on Monday that Oxford registered 5,700 guests and took in more than $1.1 million, during Ole Miss home games this fall. The 2018 numbers are double what they were ...

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Vitter stepping down as University of Mississippi chancellor

Jeffrey Vitter will step down after serving three years as chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The state College Board announced Friday that Vitter plans to resign from the university’s top administrative job Jan. 3. He will remain at Ole Miss as a tenured “distinguished professor” in the School of Engineering. No reason was given for his decision to leave ...

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