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Pat Patterson

Square moves closer to paid parking

The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission will be interviewing four national parking managment firms on March 23. Whichever is selected, will work to help fix congestion and limited parking around the Square and could implement paid parking for premium spots. (March 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Speed humps still on the table

The Oxford Board of Aldermen advised the city engineer Tuesday to tweak a 2007 policy on allowing neighborhoods to request speed humps and include adding suggestions from board members and other city officials, including adding the Oxford Pathways Commission as the lead agency to determine priority. Read about speed humps and other city business from Tuesday’s regular meeting in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (March 7, 2012, Page 2)

Taxi bus injures three UM students this weekend

Three University of Mississippi students were injured Saturday when a Hotty Toddy Taxi bus ran into a crowd of people waiting for a ride. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

Any thoughts on flood control?

Oxford city officials are asking anyone living in the Avent Park area or who are just concerned about Avent Park to attend a public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center to discuss ways to help alleviate flooding in the area. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

Slow down, you drive too fast

City officials are looking into creating a policy to allow neighborhoods to request speed humps on their streets. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

Trustees select firm to invest city’s $30 million

The Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to select Philadelphia, Pa.,-based Glenmede to serve as the investment manager of the city’s newly acquired $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

Tourism dollars increase in Oxford

Travel and tourism expenditures by visitors to Lafayette County were about $92 million in FY 2011, up from $83 million in FY 2009 and $85.7 million in FY 2010, according to figures released by the Mississippi Development Authority for the Fiscal Year 2011, which runs from July 2010 to June 2011. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

Historians, mayor discuss new historical marker

Oxford and University of Mississippi historians met Monday to decide how to cram 175 years of local history into 107 words on a new historicalk marker planned to be placed at City Hall. (February 21, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford plans celebration for 175th anniversary

Oxford turns 175 years old this year and will be celebrating with a three-month-long birthday party that will begin with the Double Decker Arts Festival and end after the Fourth of July. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Is annex request hospital related?

Local land owners are asking a Chancery Court judge to allow their 160 acres of property to be annex into the city of Oxford have some wondering if this site is on a short list of possibilities for the location of a new proposed $250 million regional medical facility from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A hearing on the annexation is set for April 3. (February 16, 2012, Page 1)

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