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Richard Howorth

Planning Commission nixes Shaw project

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request from a developer to build a maximum of 14 homes on the historic Shaw property Monday night, while approving, for the second time, a rezoning request from developers who want to build a shopping center off Highway 7. (March 11, 2014, Page 1,2)

Transit system’s new home opens

The Oxford University Transit system celebrated the opening of its new bus facility, the Richard C. Howorth Oxford University Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility on McElroy Drive Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new shop. (December 6, 2013, Page 1A)

LOFT honored for its work in community

The Lafayette-Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, known as LOFT, was recently honored for its commitment to improving the lives of others through its work with nonprofit organizations. (November 27, 2013, Page 1)

TVA to close 8 coal-powered units

The TVA Board of Directors voted Thursday to close eight of its coal plants, replacing two with natural gas plants. The meeting was held in Oxford at The Inn at Ole Miss for the first time since 2002. (November 15, 2013, Page 1A)

TVA to meet in Oxford

The Tennessee Valley Authority will meet in Oxford at 9 a.m. at The Inn at Ole Miss. TVA has not held its quarterly board meeting in Oxford since 2002. Citizens may address the board during the listening session starting at 9 a.m. before the rest of the meeting. Those wishing to address the board must preregister at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting . (November 13, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Pat Conroy’s visit special for many reasons

Southern story-teller Pat Conroy will be visiting the Lafayette-Oxford-University community Friday on a promotional tour for his latest book, “The Death of Santini.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a previous Conroy visit through the eyes of Square Books owner Richard Howorth. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Square Books Jr. certainly not a secret now

The folks at Square Books pulled off a “stealth” opening for Square Books Jr. 10 years ago. Saturday, they’re opening the doors and welcoming all in for a special birthday celebration. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the popular local store on the Square. (June 7, 2013, Page 4A)

Square Books honored as Bookstore of the Year

Publisher’s Weekly has named Square Book the Bookstore of the Year. (April 2, 2013, Page 2)

Saving energy pays off for city schools

The Oxford School District received a $126,000 check for saving energy through TVA. (December 20, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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