The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded nine local organizations grants totaling $30,000. The grants responded to significant needs in the community. (December 5, 2013, Page 1)
While reviewing the proposed Adult Entertainment Ordinance during the first reading at Tuesday’s Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting, some aldermen questioned if one of the chosen districts is far enough away from Lamar Park to be a viable option. (December 4, 2013, Page 1, 14)
The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission approved plans for The Chancellor House hotel while denying revisions to Hotel Oxford, formally the Downtown Inn that was originally approved last year. (December 4, 2013, Page 1, 14)
The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County, Volunteer Oxford, North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps and Lafayette County RSVP partnered together to kick off the first Oxford Giving Tuesday. Donations were taken at the Oxford Activity Center for several organizations to benefit their needs. (December 4, 2013, Page 1)
A recent traffic study showed a signal will be needed where a new road connecting Sisk Avenue to Highway 30 will eventually be built, near Oxford Commons. (December 3, 2013, Page 1)
Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation took home the first-place trophy for its Shrek-themed float during Monday night’s annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade.
Santa, horse-drawn carriage and stores were busy Friday during the annual Oxford Downtown Council Holiday Open House where more than 500 children sat with Santa for a photo and 350 people stood in line for more than an hour to ride on Bubba Traylor’s Belgium horse carriage. (December 2, 2013, Page 1A)
A woman was killed Thanksgiving morning when the mobile home she was in caught fire.
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said three sisters were in the trailer on County Road 436 near Yocona when it caught fire. Two escaped; however Jachicka L. Knox, 22, died in the fire. (November 29, 2013, Page 1A)
Volunteer Oxford and other local agencies have teamed up to hold Oxford’s first Giving Tuesday, where folks can bring donated items to the Oxford Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations fill their wish lists to help them continue to help others throughout the year. (November 28, 2013, Page 1A)
The Oxford Downtown Council is inviting everyone to the Square on Friday for a fun day of crafts, carriage rides, pictures with Santa, and of course, some great shopping at local stores. (November 28, 2013, Page 1A)