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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bart Robinson

Water tower dedicated to Madkins

The water tower next to the Oxford Park Commission was dedicated Wednesday to the late John Stevenson Madkins Jr. who worked for 47 years in the city water department. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

City extends life of cemetery

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move a head with a new 800 niche columbarium for the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

City ponders old armory’s future

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are asking local architects to come up with designs as to what may go where the old National Guard Armory currently sits on the corner of Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. The city is waiting for environmental tests to come back before taking bids to demolish the old armory. (April 9, 2014, Page 1A)

Parking meters for Taylor Road?

City officials toss around the idea for parking meters on Taylor Road and University Place that they consider a city road to help raise funds for new roads. (April 8, 2014, Page 1)

Major road projects move forward

City, county agree to work together for connector streets. (April 8, 2014, Page 1)

Contractor gets new road bid

Local contractor, M&N Excavating was awarded the $1.6 million contract to build the new Oxford Commons Frontage Road that will connect Sisk Avenue to Highway 30. (April 2, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Cold weather wreaks havoc on park pipes

The Oxford Park Commission hasn’t been immune to broken water pipes this winter with three leaks at three area parks. (February 13, 2014, Page 5)

Road projects to bring traffic relief

Several road projects are coming down the pipe for Lafayette County to help ease congestion around Oxford. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)

Highway 7 ramp to be widened

The Highway 7 north ramp coming onto University Avenue will soon be widened to allow cars making a right-hand turn more room to do so. (January 23, 2014, Page 1)

Traffic plan for new school seems to ease congestion

A new traffic plan for Sisk Avenue near the new high school and Della Davidson Elementary has been given a thumbs-up by city engineers as traffic ran the smoothest this morning than it has since the new school opened two weeks ago. (January 15, 2014, Page 3)

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