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Monday, November 24, 2014

Katrina Hourin

Square Historic Preservation Commission Oks changes

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved some potential changes to help ease confusion over their efforts to preserve Oxford. (February 8, 2011, Page 2A)

City weighs awards for local preservationists

Oxford Historic Preservation Commission will continue talks in January about a potential new award to give out to local historic preservationists as well as other community outreach events. (December 15, 2010, Page 1A)

Planners nix tree compromise for parking lot

Efforts to reach a compromise on how many trees should be placed in the Oxford East Shopping Center were thwarted on Monday when the Planning Commission turned down the owner’s request for a variance. The owners had requested to plant 18 trees instead of 60 due to economic hardship. (November 9, 2010, Page 1)

Getting smart by going green

Whatever a business may do to go green, the members of the new Smart Business Alliance are available to provide encouragement and assistance. The inaugural meeting of the Smart Business Alliance on Tuesday had members discussing a variety of ideas on how to better organize and inform the community. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

Hotel plan unveiled

Although it still needs to be approved by the appropriate local review boards, plans for a new Hampton Inn East hotel were announced Thursday at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Dinner. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)

No more funny business

Language in neighborhood business zoning that allowed for amusement-type businesses, such as a movie theater or bowling alley, is recommended to be removed by the Planning Commission. The Board of Aldermen will have to vote to remove the language. (April 13, 2010, Page 2A)

Harvesting energy from the sun

As the proud owner of the first residential solar installation in Oxford, Lowry Lomax’s main objective is to help the environment. Completing a process that began eight months ago, Lomax worked with Mississippi Solar, the Oxford Electric Department and Avent Builders to complete the installation of the panels at his home on Tyler Avenue. (February 3, 2010, Page 1)

Making Oxford accessible

ADA sidewalks are planned for several areas around Oxford with funds promised on an annual basis to the Mayor’s Committee on Disability Issues. (January 7, 2010)

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