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September 18, 2012

The two-hour parking limit hours on the Square are going to last a little longer starting in mid-October. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen enacted a new city parking ordinance at a regularly scheduled meeting with a unanimous vote after the third reading.

The two-hour parking limit hours on the Square are going to last a little longer starting in mid-October.
 
On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen enacted a new city parking ordinance at a regularly scheduled meeting with a unanimous vote after the third reading.
 

August 29, 2012

Another crop of freshmen have made the journey from their homelands to Oxford. Once again, about half of them are from Houston and Dallas.
As I have split my life between New Orleans, Oxford and Dallas, I think I have a helpful perspective about Texans in Oxford. I’ve heard rumor that Texans can be obnoxious and irritating with our pride about our home state. I have a few tips to help these Texans make a smooth transition between the Once and Future Republic of Texas and Oxford.
Call Texas “The Once and Future Republic of Texas.”

July 4, 2012

The city of Oxford has been named one of the ten “best small towns for business in America” by the financial company American Express.

The city of Oxford has been named one of the ten “best small towns for business in America” by the financial company American Express.
 
The list, compiled by author Jack Schultz, was featured on the Open Forum section of the American Express website, a resource designed by the company to help small business owners exchange insights for success.
 

June 13, 2012

Eighteen billion dollars – that’s the value of Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild, Facebook. A website made popular by college students trying to see pictures to help recall what happened at parties or to stalk their exes is somehow worth as much as the GDP of Guatemala.

February 19, 2012

There are probably very few guaranteed-lose-every-pound-you-ever-needed-without-giving-up-your-chocolate-crème-pie-diets that I haven’t been on or thought about going on, and I’m still 40 pounds overweight. Go figure. 

 

There are probably very few guaranteed-lose-every-pound-you-ever-needed-without-giving-up-your-chocolate-crème-pie-diets that I haven’t been on or thought about going on, and I’m still 40 pounds overweight. Go figure. 

On the shelves of our pharmacies and retail stores sit a variety of weight loss programs and pills promising results that only the fat-loss fairy could deliver. And as far as I know, she popped some fen-phen, got a huge settlement and disappeared years ago.

February 7, 2012

 

The growing industry of retail medicine has brought the Clinic at Walmart to Oxford.

 

The growing industry of retail medicine has brought the Clinic at Walmart to Oxford.

Retail medicine, an industry composed of small health care facilities in retail stores with pharmacies, has been providing convenient, affordable and timely access to health services since the first clinic opened in 2000.

The Clinic at Walmart in Oxford has a staff of two nurse practitioners, including Merilyn Charlton, who said the idea to bring the national trend to the Oxford Walmart came about a year ago.

August 29, 2011

One of Gov. Haley Barbour’s mission statements was creating a landscape friendly to economic development.

One of Gov. Haley Barbour’s mission statements was creating a landscape friendly to economic development.
This includes a push to bring big businesses to the state. Some Mississippians approach the state’s economic upturn with trepidation, however, especially with regard to the local economy.
Lyn Roberts, general manager of Square Books, said she feels local businesses must not be pushed aside in favor of big business.

July 7, 2011

 

A motion to permanently extend the sale of on-site retail alcohol to 2 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays was denied by the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday. 

Currently alcohol sales go until 1 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and end at midnight on Saturdays. 

Dee Hobbs, a business attorney in Oxford, brought forth the motion. Hobbs represented K & J enterprises, who own the Library Bar and Grill.

April 15, 2011

Each year on the third Saturday in April, privately owned music sellers across the globe unite in retail resistance against music execs and digital audiophiles who question the validity of their “outdated” institution.

Each year on the third Saturday in April, privately owned music sellers across the globe unite in retail resistance against music execs and digital audiophiles who question the validity of their “outdated” institution.

In honor of this tradition, here are some Record Store Day exclusives, all of which are available at several privately operated stores in the area.

Wild Flag, “Future Crimes” & “Glass Tambourine,” 45 rpm vinyl

March 27, 2011

Remember when you bought that laptop and the perky guy at Best Buy said, “Here’s six months of antivirus for free, and then after that, you will need...” and then you nodded off?

Remember when you bought that laptop and the perky guy at Best Buy said, “Here’s six months of antivirus for free, and then after that, you will need...” and then you nodded off?

Turns out what he was saying was actually important.

This week, I will walk you through what you need to know to make sure your PC and Mac (yes, you guys are susceptible to issues, too) are not just protected but also running fast.

First things first.

February 3, 2011

Student placement specialist Casey Cockrell said the best way to prepare for a career fair is to find out which companies are coming and to form an attack strategy.

Student placement specialist Casey Cockrell said the best way to prepare for a career fair is to find out which companies are coming and to form an attack strategy.

“By doing research, you show the employer that you are interested in working for that company and not just looking for a random job,” Cockrell said. “It is very important to ask specific questions from your research. That shows that you are interested in the company.”

February 2, 2011

I was shopping at Walmart the other day because I collect items made by small Guatemalan children in sweatshops, and you do too. Let’s be honest with ourselves: It is a new year, and with that comes resolutions we will probably give up by mid-March.

I was shopping at Walmart the other day because I collect items made by small Guatemalan children in sweatshops, and you do too. Let’s be honest with ourselves: It is a new year, and with that comes resolutions we will probably give up by mid-March.

Mine was to be more honest.

That, and to stop writing Natalie Portman letters about how I could make an excellent stepfather to her unborn child.

September 26, 2010

An Oxford staple, the Square is a hot spot for Oxford residents and university students on game days, weekends, and any time they’re looking to slip away for a little while. 

 

An Oxford staple, the Square is a hot spot for Oxford residents and university students on game days, weekends, and any time they’re looking to slip away for a little while. 

 

Known for its restaurants and unique shopping boutiques, visitors cannot truly experience the delights of Oxford without first experiencing the many thrills of the Square.

September 14, 2010

If there’s one thing women are known for, it is the undeniable obsession with finding the perfect pair of shoes. 

 

If there’s one thing women are known for, it is the undeniable obsession with finding the perfect pair of shoes. 

 

August 29, 2010

While retail sales are staggering nationwide, Oxford businesses are seeing the brighter side of the recession. 

 

While retail sales are staggering nationwide, Oxford businesses are seeing the brighter side of the recession. 

 

Autumn Wrenn, a sales associate at Cat Daddy’s, an Ink Spot Inc. business popular for its T-shirt sales, said the Square is definitely busier now compared to last year.

July 20, 2010

The last large retail space on W. Jackson Avenue will soon be home to the city’s first PetSmart, according to the Oxford Planning Commission.

 

The last large retail space on W. Jackson Avenue will soon be home to the city’s first PetSmart, according to the Oxford Planning Commission.

 

Construction on the building began April 22, and the store is scheduled to open some time this fall. The PetSmart building will be 17,795 square feet.