Deer are most active once the weather turns cooler. Oxford’s deer management program soon to be underway to help control the numbers of deer inside the city. (September 29, 2014, Page 1A)
This November, local voters will be casting votes in three judicial races, local school board elections and for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In June, the runoff election was closely scrutinized by former Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. (September 28, 2014, Page 1, 2)
The city of Oxford has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory issued for limited areas of west Oxford as of 3 this afternoon.
The advisory was issued on Tuesday afternoon following multiple repairs to a 12-inch main water line that serves residential areas west of the Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection.
Results of water quality testing by the Mississippi Department of Health have confirmed that the water quality meets drinking water standards. There is no further need to boil water prior to use and there is no further action necessary before consuming the water. (September 25, 2014)
As construction of the new hotel, located where the Downtown Inn once stood continues, developers presented plans for a few last remaining details on the building to the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission during a special meeting Tuesday. (September 25, 2014, Page 2A)
The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County kicked off its annual fundraising drive Wednesday with guest speaker Lydia Jones at the Oxford Conference Center. (September 25, 2014, Page 1)
Local school official concerned with uncertainty over state educational tests. (September 25, 2014, Page 1A)
A newly formed Friends of Thacker Trails group is hoping to gain safer access and parking for the popular walking trails near the old Whirlpool plant with the additional of the newly named Chucky Mullins Drive. (September 24, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)
The City of Oxford issued a precautionary boil water advisory for limited areas of West Oxford following a water main break near Highway 6 on Tuesday afternoon. This advisory was limited to areas west of the Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 interchange and south of Woodlawn Drive. (September 24, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)