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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bart Robinson

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)

Any thoughts on flood control?

Oxford city officials are asking anyone living in the Avent Park area or who are just concerned about Avent Park to attend a public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center to discuss ways to help alleviate flooding in the area. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

City works on drainage system

More pipe will be replaced at the Oxford Cemetery after powerful storms this late spring damaged some of the pipes. The older pipes being replaced will allow for better flow of the water in the area to help cut down on flooding. (September 20, 2011, Page 1)

State puts brakes on transit projects?

A request has been placed by the city to meet with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials after a project, 13 years in the making, appears to be once again dead in the water. (September 19, 2011, Page 1A)

City to see surge in new complexes

Three more apartment complexes for students, over 170 new units, are planned for Oxford after obtaining site plan approval from the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday. (September 13, 2011, Page 1)

City gets grant for center

Oxford will receive the only FEMA grant funding this year for $750,000 to build an emergency management center on Molly Barr Road. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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