About 150 community and graduate assistants, CAs and GAs, worked around Oxford Friday performing acts of service that included picking up trash on highways, spending time with senior citizens and veterans and sprucing up the trail at Rowan Oak. (August 11, 2014, Page 1, 2)
About 50 protesters walked from Kroger to the Square and back Saturday morning waving Confederate flags and holding signs to protest University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ new diversity plan that includes limited the use of the term Ole Miss and changing the name Confederate Road to Chapel Road. (August 9, 2014, Page 1)
The Oxford Downtown Council invites everyone to its annual Summer Fest on the Square which will feature sidewalk sales from participating merchants, face painting, balloon art and free snacks. (August 8, 2014, Page 1A)
Only about three cab drivers spoke during the public hearing Tuesday night at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting against some of the changes in the proposed amendments for the city’s taxi laws. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a four-lot subdivision for the Shaw property after months of debate between developers and land owners. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)
As construction moves along on the main infrastructure of the former Downtown Inn, developers are tweaking plans on lighting, awnings and balconies. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)
The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.
Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.
“With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”
City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)
Clydesdale horses and Budwiser breweries are often synonymous; however in Oxford, one Clydesdale mare is doing more than looking pretty on a beer commercial — she’s helping to serve and protect local citizens and visitors to our town. (July 30, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Office Park Drive is closed today and tomorrow so the Oxford Electric Company can begin work to relocate utilities for the future widening of Highway 7. (July 28, 2014, Page 1)
The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society presented its Fiscal Year 2015 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen earlier this week. The shelter reported it took 753 cats and dogs from inside the city limits. The shelter charges the city $114 per day for 10 days for each cat and $119 for each dog for 10 days. The city also pays for animal control services within the city limits which is a part of the shelter’s budget. (July 24, 2014, Page 3)