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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Randy Barber

Not many changes in new building codes

A public hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday by the Oxford Board of Alderman on changes made to the building codes.

  (March 3, 2014, Page 1)

Building permits down but still strong

Building permits in Oxford during 2013 dipped slightly from 2012 but city officials say building remained strong and expect another strong year in 2014. (January 15, 2014, Page 1)

Local building gains strength

Construction continues to rebound in Oxford since it plummeted during the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009. (April 9, 2013, Page 1)

Campaign signs sprout with spring’s return

With the city elections around the corner, campaign signs are starting to pop up on lawns around Oxford, showing the homeowner’s support for their choice for mayor and/or their ward’s alderman. However, residents need to make sure those signs are placed properly or risk losing them. (April 1, 2013, Page 1)

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)

Billboard company sues city

Lamar OCI South Corp., which owns 18 billboards inside the city limits, is suing the city in the U.S. District Federal Court and in the Third Circuit Court, in an attempt to fight the city from forcing the company to remove the billboards and place them in industrial-zoned areas only. (May 22, 2012, Page 1)

Changing signs for the times

All but a handful of Oxford business are now under compliance of the city’s sign ordinance that limits the size, amount and placement of outdoor signs. (April 3, 2012, Page 1)

CVS hits temporary snag

The Oxford Planning Commission granted a site plan amendment Monday to the CVS drug store being built on West jackson Avenue after city officials noted the retaining walls being built on the property were higher than originally approved and issued a stop work order. (March 13, 2012, Page 2)

Building improves in 2011

While the building of single-family homes dropped slightly from 2010, the construction of condominiums and apartment complexes increased in 2011, according to the year-end building permit report released by the city of Oxford recently. (January 11, 2012, Page 1)

Police pursue litterbugs

Five people were issued notices to appear in court for leaving trash in their yards by Oxford police officers. (August 30, 2011, Page 3)

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