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Public hearing set for pet surrender law

A public hearing is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday during the Oxford Board of Aldermen for the second reading of an addition to the city’s animal ordinance requiring pet owners to surrendor pets to the shelter and not call Animal Control to pick up the dog. (October 15, 2012, Page 3A)

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    Record set for bus riders

    Thanks to two new park-and-ride routes implemented by the University of Mississippi for the Oxford-University Transit system, ridership numbers almost doubled in September. (October 15, 2012, Page 1A, 7A)

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      Major road projects reviewed

      The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold two meetings next week, on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center, to meet with Oxonians and Lafayette County residents about two upcoming road projects. The meeting for the Highway 6/West Jackson Ave. intersection will be on Monday and a meeting for the Old Taylor Road roundabouts will be Tuesday. (October 12, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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        OPC brings home program awards

        The Oxford Park Commission received two awards from the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association recently for its yoga classes and Get Outdoors event. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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          Historic Commission OKs change to demolition law

          After some bouncing back and forth, an addition to Oxford’s Demolition by Neglect ordinance has been approved by both preservation boards. The ordinance will allow the city to make simple, basic repairs to homes located in a historical district to help prevent further decay if the homeowner fails to do so. The cost of repairs will be then charged back to the homeowner in the form of a lien on their property. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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            Firefighters teach fire safety

            Oxford Fire Department and the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s Office are promoting fire safety and the importance of fire escape plans during National Fire Prevention Week this week. (October 10, 2012, Page 1)

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              City may be model for managing urban forest

              Oxford, along with two other Mississippi towns, may serve as a model for other communities by preparing for storms through advanced management of trees within the city. (October 10, 2012, Page 1)

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                Proposed student apartment complex denied

                Concerns about traffic on Old Taylor Road have put the brakes on another student-housing developement at the end of Oxford Way, off County Road 300. (October 9, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                  Plans for new hotel approved

                  Plans for a 95-room hotel next to the Oxford Conference Center were approved Monday by the Oxford Planning Commission. (October 9, 2012, Page 1)

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                    New parking laws begin in 2 weeks

                    A logo for the city’s new parking enforcement initiative has been approved by the Downtown Parking Commission along with a policy on how citizens pay for – or contest – their parking tickets as the city gears up for the soft rollout of this effort on Oct. 22. (October 8, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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