Plans to renovate the historic Shaw home on East Jackson Avenue, and the 5 acres surrounding it, will be up for review next week by two city commissions. (February 6, 2014, Page 1, 11)
The public hearing for Sunday alcohol sales at local restaurant and bars went on with no one from the public offering comments, for or against the ordinance change. The final vote will be Feb. 18. (February 5, 2014, Page 1, 14)
Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission spent about 35 minutes with Daniel Logan, owner of Logan Development Groups that was recently hired by the city to help them find a new city planner when current planner Tim Akers retires in April. The commission expressed qualities they felt the new planner should posses to help deal with Oxford’s growth. (February 4, 2014, Page 2)
A public hearing on whether or not to allow Sunday alcohol sales will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. (February 3, 2014, Page 1, 5)
The Empty Bows fundraiser is slated for Feb. 13 at the Oxford University United Methodist Church. The annual event benefits The Pantry. (January 31, 2014, Page 1A)
Public Works crews spent most of Tuesday and today working on water main breaks caused by the cold water in some cases and human error in others. (January 29, 2014, Page 1)
The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
Leadership in sustainability has earned the Lafayette, Oxford and University of Mississippi community the designation of Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The award was given to city, county and university leaders Tuesday by TVA representatives during a ceremony at the Insight Park on campus. The LOU community is the only, and first, community to be given the gold deal designation in Mississippi.
The designation, initiated by TVA Economic Development, helps communities improve existing sustainability programs and increase ability to attract new investment and jobs to their communities. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
The OPC is now offering a free activity day for children 1 to 5 on Friday’s from 10 a.m. to noon in the beginner level gymnastics room. Parents must have a photo ID from the Oxford Activity Center. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)
The Board of Aldermen is expected to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center, again, during their Feb. 4th meeting. (January 23, 2014, Page 1, 2)