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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Andy Phillips

EAGLE ownership shared with the community

Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the 53-year association he and his business partners had with The Oxford EAGLE as well as his family’s part in the newspaper. He also writes about the family association with employees and staff members and lists the nearly four-dozen who help publish and deliver your paper to you. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

New Square hotel nixed

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission denied a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for The Chancellor’s Home hotel on the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue. (November 5, 2013, Page 1, 16)

New hotel planned near Square

A developer from Texas is hoping to build a three-story, 36-room hotel on the spot that currently holds the now-defunct Checker’s fast food restaurant. The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission reviewed the plans for an hour but needed more information before being able to grant a Certificate of Appropriateness. (October 8, 2013, Page 1, 12)

Board reviews some preservation laws

The Courthouse Square Preservatoni Commission met Wednesday for a work session to discuss possible changes to preservation ordinances that, if passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, would give the city the ability to make minimal repairs to a home in historic districts and put a lien on the property. (August 30, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Oxford’s Elliott commits to Alabama

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Request to change law denied

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

Pita Pit sign gets cool reception

Signs for a new food franchise on the Square were approved Monday by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission 4 to 1. The commission grudgingly approved the signs for Pita Pit, despite their obvious dislike of the colors and modern look. (February 7, 2012, Page 3)

City has bright idea for Square

The Courthouse Historic Preservation Commission approved plans for Oxford Electric Department to put new street lights, and beef up existing lights, in four satellite parking areas around the Square to make the areas safer. (January 9, 2012, Page 1)

Square Historic Preservation Commission Oks changes

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved some potential changes to help ease confusion over their efforts to preserve Oxford. (February 8, 2011, Page 2A)

Some early history of the Oxford School District

Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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