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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Richard Howorth

Avent Park tennis courts to be named after Hannah

To honor the memory of the late author Barry Hannah, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to rename the tennis courts at Avent Park after him due to his love of Oxford and tennis. (April 8, 2015, Page 8A)

Vision 2037: Oxford’s path toward the future

To help guide Oxford’s growth in the best possible direction, city planners and officials are looking to the public for their input on how they see Oxford in 2037. Several public hearings are scheduled including one at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)

Vision 2037 needs input from everyone

The city of Oxford is taking proactive approach to dealing with the future by creating a comprehensive plan, Vision 2037, to get prepared. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the group and upcoming meetings and what everyone in the community can do to help in creating the plan. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

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)

Sunday Focus – Paid parking becomes norm

It’s been about five weeks since paid parking returned to the Square area. Downtown merchants and city leaders say the parking meters seem to be working, and residents and visitors seem to be adapting. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

Only In Oxford – Square Books

Square Books has been a haven for authors and book aficionados since being founded by Richard and Lisa Howorth in 1979. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

City debates new regulations

Several homeowners and rental property owners spoke for, or against, two proposed ordinances Tuesday night that would limit lot coverage and density in Oxford’s Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District which encompasses most of downtown Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 1, 3)

Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

Howorth’s ‘Flying Shoes’ a ride worth taking

Lisa Howorth, co-owner of Square Books, knows books. She also knows people. And how to put people and stories into a book. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Howorth’s debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” which is hitting bookshelves. (June 16, 2014, Page 4)

Howorth off to flying start with debut novel

A journey with nearly 20 years of travel will take its next route for Lisa Howorth when her debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” is released Tuesday. (June 12, 2014, Page 5A)

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