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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bart Robinson

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)

City officials end Park Drive project

The Park Drive improvement project has been canceled by Oxford officials and about $300,000 in federal transportation funds will be returned, city officials said Wednesday afternoon. (August 4, 2011, Page 2)

No easy solution to Park Dr. project

Residents of Park Drive were divided on whether new sidewalks, bike lanes or curb and gutter should be added to their street during a public hearing on Tuesday. The city has received federal funds for the project but can not move forward if they do not obtain easements – something several neighbors are reluctant to give. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

County still cool to tennis courts

Representatives from the University of Mississippi, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County met Friday during a work session to discuss the county’s involvement in a project to build 12 additional tennis courts at the John Leslie Tennis Facility near the Oxford Activity Center. (July 25, 2011, Page 1, 3)

Impact of Park Drive debated

A public meeting will be held Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss a potential project on Park Drive that would add sidewalks, bike lanes and other amenities to the street, or not – depending on public feedback. (July 19, 2011, Page 1)

Hot days mean traffic delays

Road crews are trying to finish up public works projects that will tie up traffic when UM students return next month. Some projects are near completion while others are just beginning. (July 12, 2011, Page 1)

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