The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
Leadership in sustainability has earned the Lafayette, Oxford and University of Mississippi community the designation of Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The award was given to city, county and university leaders Tuesday by TVA representatives during a ceremony at the Insight Park on campus. The LOU community is the only, and first, community to be given the gold deal designation in Mississippi.
The designation, initiated by TVA Economic Development, helps communities improve existing sustainability programs and increase ability to attract new investment and jobs to their communities. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
With temperatures in the high 50s this weekend in Oxford, it almost felt like an early spring was on its way. But don’t put away your coats and mittens just yet. Temperatures plunged again Monday, and the community is expected to remain in the deep freeze until at least Wednesday. (January 27, 2014, Page 1)
Investigators with the Oxford Police Department are continuing to look into a rash of armed robberies that occurred within the past three months. (January 27, 2014, Page 1)
More than 27 restaurants, both fast food and full service, are participating in the first Restaurant Week where diners can vote for their favorite charity. The winning charity will receive $5,000. For more information, go to www.visitoxfordms.com. (January 24, 2014, Page 2A)
Several road projects are coming down the pipe for Lafayette County to help ease congestion around Oxford. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)
The Board of Aldermen is expected to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center, again, during their Feb. 4th meeting. (January 23, 2014, Page 1, 2)
The Highway 7 north ramp coming onto University Avenue will soon be widened to allow cars making a right-hand turn more room to do so. (January 23, 2014, Page 1)
TVA is urging consumers to reduce their electric use tonight as the temperature is expected to drop to 10 degrees. (January 23, 2014, Page 2)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept the recommendations of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission and move forward with paid parking in the premium spots around the Square on Tuesday. (January 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)