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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Max Hipp

EDF nurtures business

The Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation helps bring jobs to the area by marketing Oxford to big businesses and industries as well as support and help existing businesses stay successful. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

Tax free school shopping begins

Shopping for back-to-school clothing will be a little easier on the wallet this weekend during Mississippi’s tax-free holiday which begins at midnight tonight and ends at midnight Saturday. (July 28, 2011, Page 1A)

SWM to expand in Oxford

SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

Let the hiring begin

Winchester to hold job fair to begin the hiring of the additional 800-plus jobs it has promised to bring to Lafayette County with the addition of its Centerfire production. (June 16, 2011, Page 1A)

Group effort made to bring vets’ home to Oxford

The community worked together to bring the Mississippi State Veterans Home to Oxford in 1996 – four years after the State Veteran’s Affairs Board announced its intent to build three homes around Mississippi. Today, the community’s support of the home is just as important as it was 15 years ago. To help show support of our veterans, the Oxford EAGLE will be running a weekly profile of several veterans living at the home today. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

Vision 2020 – The economy and civic enrichment

As part of the Vision 2020 series, The EAGLE looks at the economic impact and civic enrichment committees recommendations and which have come to fruition and which are still in the process of being developed. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

New hospital project moves slowly

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi is ready to move forward with their new $300 million dollar facility but continues to wait for word from the city and county that they will agree to changes before moving out of their current location. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)

Ole Miss buys Whirlpool

The University of Mississippi obtained approval from the state college board to purchase the Whirlpool property for $3.4 million and to move forward with a new housing hall and welcome center. (November 19, 2010, Page 1A)

New plant to boost economy

When the new Winchester Centerfire Operation is up and running in the next few years, the community’s economy will get a major boost with the combination of 1,000 new high-paying jobs and millions of dollars in new tax revenues, according to a new economic impact study. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

Hard work behind the scenes pays off

A lot of work was done behind the scenes over the last few months on “Project Duke,” which helped bring Olin Corp.’s Winchester Centerfire Operations and 1,000 jobs to Oxford and Lafayette County. Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the players in the relocation and expansion project who helped make it happen. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)

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