Oxford’s two historical homes, the L.Q.C. Lamar House and the Cedar Oaks mansion are under the umbrella of the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, however a recent tourism survey suggests that may not be the best place for them. (May 20, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)
Water drainage project at Avent Park is almost complete. (May 17, 2013, Page 3A)
The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission will be contacting the owners of the 165-year-old Shaw house on Jackson Avenue East in hopes they will agree to allowing the city to pursue getting the house listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. (May 15, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Planning Commission is requiring a developer to construct four accesses into the development proposed for Oxford Commons before it is completed. (May 14, 2013, Page 1)
Included in the proposed 2014 Fiscal Year budget for the Oxford Electric Department are several capital projects aimed at improving service including the purchase of an Automated Meter Infrastructure. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A)
The Oxford City Market will open for the first time at 3 p.m. Tuesday with about 13 vendors selling produce and baked goods. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The summer schedule for the Oxford University Transit system will start on Monday. Ridership has continued to increase on the popular mass transit option. (May 9, 2013, Page 2A)
Parking around the Square will change from a two-hour limit to a three-hour limit in about 45 days after members of the Board of Aldermen had no objections to the recommendation by the Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to change the parking limit. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A)
Mayor Pat Patterson has won a spot on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for the general election on June 4 after soundly beating his opponent, Jason Plunk, in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday. Patterson won with 1,360 votes to Plunk’s 198 votes. The results include affidavit votes that were counted this morning at City Hall.
Patterson will now face Independent candidate Todd Wade next month.
About 1,656 voted in Tuesday’s primary which is about a 14.8 percent voter turnout. Oxford has 11,176 registered voters. In 2009, about 1,500 voters turned out for the primary election. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)
The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)