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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bart Robinson

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)

City achieves Class 4 fire rating

The city of Oxford has been awarded a Class 4 insurance rating by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. The rating bureau notified Oxford officials on Tuesday that Oxford went from a 5 rating down to a 4 rating, however, local insurance companies say the new classification probably won’t lower insurance premiums by much — if at all. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

City approves new dog park

The city has approved a new dog park to open in late spring to the east of the new animal shelter on McElroy Drive. (February 23, 2011, Page 1)

Officials: Stay off roads

So far this year, Oxford has seen its fourth snowiest winter ever, according to Marlene Mickelson, hydrometeorological technician with the NWS. The record is 20 inches of snow from December to February in 1985-86.

Wednesday’s 5 inches of snow shut down schools in Oxford and Lafayette County. Freezing temperatures caused roads to be covered in ice. Officials don’t expect the roads to improve much throughout the day. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)

Powerhouse renovation making progress

The Powerhouse Community Arts Center renovation will move forward after $285,000 in grant money was approved on Tuesday. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

City purchase of Bell Utilities OK’D

The Public Service Commission approved the sale of Bell Utilities to City of Oxford on Wednesday. (January 20, 2011, Page 2)

Carrolton water bill adjusted

Carrolton Cottages saw a dramatic increase of 177 percent water usage in 2010 but the reason can not be found. The homeowners association asked for an adjustment to their bill at the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. (January 19, 2011, Page 2)

City OKs upgrade of Bell Utility

The City of Oxford closed the deal last week on the purchase of Bell Utilities and began moving forward with planned upgrades to the Lakeway Gardens area on Tuesday at the Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

Training session ensures transit funds eligibilty

To be eligible to receive any grants from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, representatives from Oxford and Lafayette County governments will need to attend a training session Thursday to learn the correct way to apply for federal money from MDOT. (January 12, 2011, Page 2A)

Good marks for storm response

With Sunday’s snow fall being the most this area has seen at one time in more than 20 years, city and county officials have reviewed how they responded and decided their crews did a fine job overall. (January 12, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

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