Bob Collier has had his fair share of challenges while serving as general manager of North East Mississippi Electric Power Association, but none as great as the 1994 ice storm. Collier is set to retire after 23 years with NEMEPA at the end of the month. (January 20, 2014, Page 1)
Paid parking is on Tuesday night’s agenda for the Oxford Board of Aldermen where a public hearing will be held prior to the aldermen’s discussion and vote on hiring a parking director and getting bids for equipment.
The driver of the vehicle that wrecked on Nov. 9 on Highway 7 near University Avenue, killing two University of Mississippi students, has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. (more…) (January 17, 2014, Page 1)
Tourism Director Mary Kathryn Herrington will end her decade-long career with Oxford tourism at the end of January when she leaves to spend more time with her family. (January 17, 2014, Page 3A)
MDOT’s plans for building roundabouts on Old Taylor Road and closing the bridge at the same time UM will be closing Hill Drive during construction of its parking garage, could make driving on campus more tricky than ever. (January 17, 2014, Page 1A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen is expected to once again consider an ordinance Tuesday to allow Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. (January 16, 2014, Page 1, 2)
A new traffic plan for Sisk Avenue near the new high school and Della Davidson Elementary has been given a thumbs-up by city engineers as traffic ran the smoothest this morning than it has since the new school opened two weeks ago. (January 15, 2014, Page 3)
Building permits in Oxford during 2013 dipped slightly from 2012 but city officials say building remained strong and expect another strong year in 2014. (January 15, 2014, Page 1)
Developer begins process for Oxford Galleria II, a 225,000 shopping center in the very early planning stages. (January 15, 2014, Page 1)
Drivers should expect a change in traffic patterns on Sisk Avenue at the intersection of Highway 7 today. The city of Oxford Public Works Department and Police Department installed traffic cones to direct traffic flow into a trial three-lane configuration.
Temporary turn lanes have been installed on the Highway 7 overpass using cones. An additional lane will be designated for traffic traveling from Sisk towards the schools at the intersection.
Cars exiting Highway 7 north traveling towards the schools will have a dedicated lane between the exit ramp and Ed Perry Boulevard. Cars traveling from Sisk toward the school will travel through a lane-shift so that cars from the exit ramp can enter Sisk Avenue.
Officers will be onsite to direct traffic. Motorists are asked to be attentive and patient as they travel in the area. (January 14, 2014)