With May being National Bike Month, local cyclists have put together some events Friday to help promote cycling around Oxford, including Bike to Work Day. (May 15, 2014, Page 1)
The University of Mississippi is continuing to tweak its park-and-ride bus routes to accommodate its growing population. (May 15, 2014, Page 2)
The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission granted a Certificate of Appropriateness to the city of Oxford to build a new columbarium in the oxford Memorial Cemetery.
The Board of Trustees of the Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund announced Tuesday the market value of the fund was $33,342,676, which represents a net increase over $4.1 million since inception. (May 14, 2014, Page 2)
The site plan for the Chancellor’s House hotel on the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue was approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday. Also approved was the site plan for The Blake, a new assisted living facility proposed for Oxford Commons development.
The city of Oxford and MDOT will team up this summer to help employee 10 area youths who will work for 20 hours a week earning $9 an hour, while learning valuable life and employment skills. (May 13, 2014, Page 2)
On June 3, the MS Supreme Court will hear an annexation case involving the property where the new Baptist Memorial Hospital is being built. (May 12, 2014, Page 1)
The Old Taylor Road bridge will be closed Monday for the summer while MDOT widens the bridge in preparation for new roundabouts at each end of the bridge. A temporary bypass has been built from Old Taylor Road, crossing through the former Whirlpool complex, and connecting to Coliseum Boulevard. (May 9, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved keeping the Oxford Conference Center under city management, buying a new double decker bus and other measures during their regular meeting Tuesday. (May 7, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Alderman Jay Hughes asked the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission to support a change to city code that would require developers seeking to demolish a building and replace it with green space to commit to the landscape plan for four years. (May 6, 2014, Page 1)