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New central fire station project advances

The City of Oxford is moving forward with a central fire station to be located on Molly Barr Road – somewhere. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A)

City cemetery costs to climb

The city of Oxford has put a moratorium on grave purchases at the Oxford City Cemetery for the next 45 days while they work to increase prices for lots. A public hearing will be held on Aug. 2 at the Board of Aldermen meeting to discuss. (July 21, 2011, Page 1)

City nixes more bar hours

A request to extend bar hours until 2 a.m. was denied by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. The board did approve $37,000 for security cameras to install around the Square by mid-August to improve security after recent crimes in the area. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

Mayor Lamar’s portrait unveiled at City Hall

Former Oxford Mayor Pat Lamar’s portrait was unveiled at City Hall on Friday and will be on display in the hallway of the building. (July 5, 2011, Page 1)

Cedar Oaks future questioned

A meeting last week to determine the best use of Cedar Oaks led to some solid ideas and the hope to meet again in the fall to keep finding the best use for the historic home. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)

Tips to a brighter future

The full report from the American Institute of Architect’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team is now available and can be read fully online at www.oxfordms.net(June 23, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford bans Katrina Cottages

Katrina Cottages have a 90-day moratorium in the city of Oxford after one was installed in the city limits and another 19-unit neighborhood was approved in the county but with city utilities. The city will now research what codes may need to change to allow the units. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)

A new hospital by 2016?

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are working to close the final sale of the hospital by July 31 with plans to have the new building ready to move in within five years. (June 21, 2011, Page 1)

Let the hiring begin

Winchester to hold job fair to begin the hiring of the additional 800-plus jobs it has promised to bring to Lafayette County with the addition of its Centerfire production. (June 16, 2011, Page 1A)

Verizon promises to clean up, fix problems

The Verizon Fiber project that began in March had some issues with clean up and had to let go of the crew that began the work and replace them with a new crew out of Memphis. (June 1, 2011, Page 3)

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