Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, died on Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital -North Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5-8 this evening at the Wells home, 510 S. Lamar Boulevard. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
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)