Dozens of people showed up at a public hearing Tuesday at City Hall to voice their support in keeping the Oxford Conference Center open. City officials, concerned with the revenue loss, have recently discussed options in regards to the center, including having a private company take over operations.
Neighbors object to adult business district near homes at Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night. (December 18, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
Megabus, a bus travel company, now has a stop in Oxford allowing residents to travel via bus to Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans on state-of-the-art double decker buses. The buses will stop at the South Lot on the University of Mississippi campus. (December 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)
The community is invited out to share a meal and visit with “Snowflake the Elf” during its annual Christmas meal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center. (December 13, 2013, Page 3A)
Activities offered by the Oxford Park Commission continue to see a growth in participation. (December 12, 2013, Page 1, 2)
The Oxford University Transit bus system winter schedule will begin Monday and run through Jan. 17. Most routes will end three hours earlier, at 6 p.m., during the winter break. Ridership numbers keep climbing and OUT officials take home awards from the Mississippi Public Transportation Association. (December 12, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved a new development with four, two-story duplexes and one, single-family home to replace two homes that will be demolished on Garfield Drive. (December 11, 2013, Page 1)
Developers for Hotel Oxford, which is planned to replace the former Downtown Inn that is currently under demolition, got a 7-foot height variance approved at Monday’s Planning Commission meeting. (December 10, 2013, Page 1)
To prevent city employees having to pay $20 a month toward their health insurance, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 Friday to absorb an additional $80,000 this year on top of a heavy rate increase from Blue Cross, Blue Shield. (December 9, 2013, Page 1A)
Mayor Pat Patterson asked the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to look over his proposal for paid parking in the about 300 premium spaces around the Square where the city of Oxford would take over management of downtown parking.