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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pat Patterson

OPC considers use of Skate Place

The Oxford Park Commission is taking a look at whether The Skate Place, apparently up for sale, would be a viable second activity center for Oxford’s youth and seniors. (April 2, 2013, Page 1, 14)

City revisits Square parking garage

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will be asked to approve a $27,500 contract Tuesday night for engineer work on potential sites for a future parking garage. (March 18, 2013, Page 1A)

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

They had the big St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jackson and the Chicago River flowed green for a while Sunday, but there were no big public celebrations in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten, tongue in cheek, expresses surprise that city leaders did not ask for a special exemption for alcohol sales as the city has for several other “special” Sundays during the year. (March 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Three qualify for mayor’s race

Three people will vying for the mayor race this June and three aldermen won’t have a race at all. See the complete list of who qualified by the 5 p.m. deadline Friday in today’s EAGLE. (March 11, 2013, Page 1A)

City, hospital discuss tree removal

Officials from the city of Oxford, Tree Board and Baptist Memorial Hospital met Wednesday to discuss the amount of trees being removed off the site of the future regional hospital. (March 7, 2013, Page 1, 10)

10th St. OK’d for buses

The Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance Tuesday to allow band buses to park on 10th Street between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. with a permit. (March 6, 2013, Page 1, 10)

Noncommercial messages still OK in city

The Oxford Board of Aldermen passed an amendment to the city’s sign ordinance Tuesday that returns a clause that allows businesses to put noncommercial messages on their signs. The clause was in the code up until 2004 when it was inadvertently left out when the sign ordinance was revamped. (February 20, 2013, Page 1)

More free parking on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider changing the city’s parking ordinances that will remove spaces on Monroe Street and along Jackson Avenue near City Hall from the regulated two-hour parking limit. (February 6, 2013, Page 1, 6)

New Square parking lot OK’d

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish a part of a building, known as the old Belk shop, to make room for more parking in the new lot behind the Oxford University Club as well as the landscape and site plan that is expected to provide about 100 new parking spaces. (January 8, 2013, Page 1)

Oxford fund earns $1.2 million

At the end of 2012, the $30 million invested by the city of Oxford from hospital funds saw a $1.2 million gain. (January 4, 2013, Page 1A)

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