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Friday, August 1, 2014

Bart Robinson

City may annex more land

The city of Oxford is looking into annexing about 150 acres east of County Road 300, south of where Baptist will be putting its new hospital, to help provide another through-way from South Lamar to Old Taylor Road. Read about this and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (November 21, 2012, Page 1, 9)

Speed humps may pop up on another street

Speed humps on South 11th Street are complete and now city officials are taking a closer look at placing them on Buchanan Avenue. Other traffic calming measures are being taken on other Oxford streets, like South 13th Street where concrete for curb extensions was poured Thursday. (November 9, 2012, Page 1A, 9A)

Aldermen table band bus ordinance

The Oxford Board of Aldermen tabled approving an ordinance that would regulate where and when band buses Square events could park and sent it to the Oxford Downtown Parking Commission for their consideration. (November 7, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford officials deserve praise for budget work

Editor Don Whitten passes out kudos to Oxford’s mayor, aldermen and department heads for their work on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, noting they’ve been able to spend money well and raise salaries without raising taxes. (September 14, 2012, Page 4A)

Bickerstaff/Frontage planned to open for foot traffic

City officials are planning on putting gravel down on Frontage Road/Bickerstaff Drive where a sewer pipe burst last week creating a 40-foot hole in the road that’s been closed since. The gravel is expected to be put down on Friday so pedestrians living in nearby complexes can at least walk along the road. (September 12, 2012, Page 14)

Sewer pipe closes Bickerstaff

Heavy rains blamed for pipe failure on Bickerstaff Drive. City officials say the road will be closed between Oxford Station and Cambridge Station apartments for about a week until the pipe and road are repaired. (September 5, 2012, Page 1)

City eyes $47M in projects

The city of Oxford has $47 million inn capital projects planned for this year and following years, depending when funding becomes available. (May 23, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Electric department presents 2013 budget

The Oxford Electric Department presented its Fiscal Year 2013 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen Thursday. The board will review the $24 million budget and bring it up for a vote at its next board meeting. (May 18, 2012, Page 3A)

Van Buren work begins Wednesday

Van Buren and South 11th Street will be closed to traffic for most of the summer as the city updates the sewer, water and electrical systems on that side of the Square. Updates will be available at the city’s web site, www.oxfordms.net or on the city of Oxford’s Facebook page. The EAGLE will also run updates periodically. A meeting was held Thursday with several business owners on Van Buren to update them on the construction project that will begin Wednesday and be completed in August. (May 11, 2012, Page 1A, 14A)

Aldermen ponder Old Taylor Road options

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are making fixing traffic issues on Old Taylor Road a high priority. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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