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Monday, April 27, 2015

Pat Patterson

Double Decker buses to be parked

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to stop taking reservations for the double decker buses until decided whether they will be restored or replaced due to safety concerns.

 (April 22, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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)

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)

Thanks, students, for your help in the Big Event

More than 1,500 Ole Miss students were involved in various projects as part of the annual Big Event. We thank you for taking part and helping in the LOU community, and hope you feel more of a part of the place where you will spend your college years. (April 2, 2015, Page 4)

It’s time to turn out attention to our downtown sidewalks

Everything, from out flower beds to our storefronts to our parking meters, is looking good downtown. Well, except for some sections of sidewalk. We feel now the city’s focus should turn downward, to those sidewalks around the Square. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

Chancellor Jones’ contract not renewed by College Board

The Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning decided last week not to extend Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, which expires in September. The board did vote, 9-2 with one abstention, to direct Commissioner of Education Dr. Jim Borsig to begin preparations to conduct a search for the next UM chancellor. (March 22, 2015, Page 1A)

Meet the newest school board member

After reviewing resumes and interviewing multiple candidates, the Oxford Board of Aldermen selected Gray Edmondson to serve as a member of the Oxford School Board starting this month. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)

Snow brings closings, risky roads

Garbage collection, school and events have been canceled for today due to snow.

 (February 26, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Cigarette ruled cause of fatal fire

A lit cigarette is the likely cause of a house fire that claimed the life of Oxford resident William Earl Williams on Monday afternoon. (February 18, 2015, Page 2A)

City fund earns $5M

The funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have earned just over $5 million since its inception and some city city leaders want to borrow a bit to help build a new activity center. 

 (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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