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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jay Hughes

We should wait for Vision 2037 report

With the news that the Oxford Board of Alderman voted down a proposal from city planners to put a moratorium on some rezoning requests, we wonder about that decision’s ultimate effect on Vision 2037 planning and its relevance to planning the future of Oxford. We think we should listen to the people who do planning for a living, to the people we hired to help with that planning for the future. (May 21, 2015, Page 4A)

City officials continue to review funding options for activity center

OPC Director Rob Boyd presented the Board of Aldermen recently a conceptual drawing that showed what a new activity center could look like with a $7 million price tag. (April 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Double decker buses an Oxford tradition

The double decker buses Oxford and its community members use for so many things are getting a little old and cranky, and it might be time to replace one of them. We think it would be a good idea for groups in the LOU community who need fundraising projects to consider raising money to help purchase the next double decker bus to keep the tradition going. (April 12, 2015, Page 4A)

Aldermen make traffic changes

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a new stop sign on Sisk Avenue to help slow down traffic and also bagging the traffic light at West Jackson and Anderson Road to keep traffic flowing and cut down on confusion. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

Traffic needs to slow down on Sisk

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are looking at ways of slowing down traffic along Sisk Avenue, which has become one of the town’s busiest school zones. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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)

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