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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oxford Board of Aldermen

Past decisions still impacting community

Today’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature includes three events spanning the past 40 years that are still impacting the LOU community today. That’s why we encourage all to get involved with local events and proposals — because you never know when something is going to be as important as it eventually is. (March 18, 2015, Page 4)

Growth — in a controlled manner

The Oxford Planning Commission and board of aldermen face an ongoing challenge with controlling development and building, and it’s good to see the two working together to evaluate applications from those wishing to build in the LOU community. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

It’s simple: slow down on Sisk!

One of the busiest parts of residential Oxford is the area around Sisk Avenue, and local officials are trying to slow down traffic with lots of bikers, pedestrians (and vehicles) in the area. We call on those who travel through that part of town to watch your speed; having to deal with speed humps — a possibility if things don’t get better — is not ideal for anyone. (February 1, 2015, Page 4A)

Here’s hoping for compromise in industrial park project

Differences in city and county codes and regulations could delay or end a project in the county’s industrial park, but we have confidence that city and county officials and leaders will do their best to settle the issues and help the project move forward. (January 7, 2015, Page 4A)

Taxi drivers have to pass what kind of test?

Editor Don Whitten learned that taxi drivers at the San Diego airport can be cited for violating an ordinance that requires them to “smell” pleasant, and wonders how the conversation would go with taxi drivers, police officers and government officials if that were discussed in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind everyone that this is Constitution Week and to ring bells at 4 p.m. Wednesday, while Phillipp Maynard writes to question the amount of money allotted to FNC Park in the city’s budget. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

John Arrechea writes to give support for changes in Oxford’s tree ordinance that would protect older, larger trees. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Whose job is it to parent our children?

A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

Lotto, housing and booze

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks offers a bit of information, entertainment and education as he looks into winning the big lottery, thinking about buying real estate in the area and the possibility of cold beer being offered at stores in Oxford. (August 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Get out and vote

With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

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