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Monday, January 26, 2015

Jay Hughes

Sunday Focus – Legal pot effort sprouts

Supporters of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi are gathering signatures here and around the state to put the issue before the voters. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

HPC OKs demolition of ‘Heisman House’

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved plans to tear down a house on the corner of Price Street and North Lamar, and gave a nod to what developers plan to put in its place.

 (January 14, 2015, Page 1, 12)

City approves zoning requests

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved several zoning changes, as well as new zoning districts for land south of South Lamar and in the Grand Oaks subdivision during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

Sister cities

City leaders were recently pushed by a concerned citizen to revitalize Oxford’s relationship with its twin city, Aubigny-sur-Nére, France. 

 (December 1, 2014, Page 1)

City votes to keep old armory for pavilion

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved spending up to $100,000 to save the existing old National Guard Armory frame and roof to turn it into a pavilion. (October 24, 2014, Page 1A)

City seeks legal help

The Oxford Board of Aldermen hired an attorney to handle any zoning issues that may come up as the Oxford School District attempts to change zoning on property it is looking to sell. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

Alderman looks to demolish Heisman House

A local developer asked the Historic Preservation Commission to look over his future plans to demolish a house on the corner of Price Street and North Lamar Boulevard, and build a new home in its place.

 (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Uber asks city to cut regs

Representatives from Uber, a technology-based transportation company, spoke before the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday to explain why they believe their drivers should not be considered vehicles for hire.

 (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

Taxi law revised after cabbies complain

Changes to Oxford’s taxi ordinance have been tweaked after several cab drivers spoke out at a public hearing last month. (July 17, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

City OKs texting, driving policy

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

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