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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gloria Kellum

Planners deny hospital’s sound plan

The Oxford Planning Commission ruled Monday that a wood fence is not sufficient enough to protect the citizens living in Bickerstaff Condominiums from the noise produced by the construction of the new Baptist hospital and Belk Boulevard extended. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

Hotel builders get height variance

Developers for Hotel Oxford, which is planned to replace the former Downtown Inn that is currently under demolition, got a 7-foot height variance approved at Monday’s Planning Commission meeting. (December 10, 2013, Page 1)

City to keep close eye on adult biz

Oxford Planning Commission OKs ordinance regulating sexually orientated businesses, including where they can open and restricting alcohol sales.

  (November 15, 2013, Page 1A)

Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Sunset in the Grove

Free music series returns to the Grove and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sundays in June and July. (June 7, 2013, Page 1B)

New OHS plans approved

Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

Tree compromise OK’d for parking lot

The Oxford Planning Commission reconsidered and approved a variance Monday to the owners of Oxford East Shopping Center that will allow them to plant fewer trees in the parking lot than required in the city’s landscaping ordinance and granted a parking lot variance  to Rainbow Cleaners, allowing them to have fewer parking spaces at its new spot than required in the city ordinance since most of the traffic is short term and the drive-through window reduces the need for parking. (December 14, 2010, Page 1)

Maybe I’m a dreamer, but at least I show up

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes on non-voters and those who don’t attend meetings that will affect their community and way of life just a few days after midterm elections. She urges residents to take part in the entire process and to let elected and appointed officials know how they feel about issues. (November 4, 2010, Page 4)

2 hotels near Square?

Two new boutique hotels were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday – despite concerns about both proposed projects. Developers of the new University Hotel want to build their project next door to Sneed’s Ace Hardware on University Avenue. A second hotel was approved for Jefferson Avenue but the parking lot for the hotel was postponed until more information can be obtained.

- UPDATE: The Jefferson Avenue hotel project received approval for the certificate of appropriateness through the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday despite continued complaints from residents of the neighborhood. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)

Living out a legacy

A CONVERSATION WITH — Jacquline Vinson lost her husband to colon cancer seven years ago, but today she’s living out his legacy in her work, in raising their three children and in establishing a scholarship endowment in his memory. The T.P. Vinson Memorial Scholarship banquet is set for this Saturday at Johnson Commons. (April 8, 2010, Page 3)

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