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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bart Robinson

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)

Square traffic pattern changes

A portion of Jackson Avenue East is now two-way near City Hall which city officials hopes open up traffic flow and parking options near the Square. (June 15, 2011, Page 1)

Verizon promises to clean up, fix problems

The Verizon Fiber project that began in March had some issues with clean up and had to let go of the crew that began the work and replace them with a new crew out of Memphis. (June 1, 2011, Page 3)

Road projects get green light

Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

Another roadblock to safety?

If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

County upset with MDOT, MOU

During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

Sludge helping out local farmers

The City of Oxford will soon be disposing of sludge from the wastewater treatment plant lagoon onto farms to be used as fertilizer. (March 18, 2011, Page 3A)

Cut trees along path concerns walker

In December, trees were cut down by a contractor through North East Mississippi Electrical Power Association in December to clear them away from low-hanging power lines. The trees and branches have been left behind haphazardly along the walking and bike paths that are part of the Oxford Pathways project. (March 10, 2011, Page 2)

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