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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bart Robinson

Growth sparks need for more regs

A public hearing will be held Tuesday on a new ordinance that would require developers to meet with local law enforcement and public works officials to map out their traffic control plan during construction projects. (May 19, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Old Taylor bridge to be closed Monday

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)

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)

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