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Friday, April 18, 2014

Rob Boyd

New tennis courts need sod

The new tennis courts at the FNC Tennis Facility are almost complete but lots of rain and bad weather have stalled the project. To help combat the dirt and dust from keeping the contractors from finishing the courts, the Oxford Park Commission voted to spend $7,500 to put sod in around the courts. (April 11, 2014, Page 2A)

OPC seeks funds for tennis

The Oxford Park Commission will be taking sponsorships for its 20 tennis courts at the FNC Tennis Center, John Leslie Courts facility. (March 6, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Oxford Park Commission unveils new website

As part of its effort to improve its marketing, OPC has upgraded its website making it easier to navigate and easier to look at, at www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (February 17, 2014, Page 1)

More spent on tidying up tennis courts

The Oxford Park Commission Board approved spending more than $15,000 to finish a sidewalk near the tennis courts as part of an expansion project to add 12 new courts to the John Leslie Courts at the FNC Tennis Center next to the Oxford Activity Center. (November 19, 2013, Page 3)

You can decide the future of parks

The Oxford Park Commission is asking community members to take part in an online survey to gather opinions on ways OPC can improve its programs and facilities. (November 1, 2013, Page 1A)

YMCA seeks to partner with OPC

The YMCA met with city officials Wednesday to discuss a possible partnership with the Oxford Park Commission and the future of a new activity center. (October 17, 2013, Page 1, 5)

Garden Terrace to get walking trail

The city of Oxford received a $100,000 grant to be used to construct a new walking trail at the Garden Terrace subdivision. (October 3, 2013, Page 1)

Plans for official BMX track off course

The BMX track built through a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant at FNC Park will probably remain a place for kids to ride their bicycles downa few dirt hills after a state Attorney General’s opinion blocked efforts to make the track an official BMX-sanctioned race track. (August 6, 2013, Page 2)

OPC asks to add staff person

More budget hearing continued this week with the Oxford Park Commission and several other recreational departments presenting their budgets to the Board of Aldermen for review. OPC Director Rob Boyd is requesting another full-time staff person to help manage the growing OPC. (August 2, 2013, Page 2A)

Treasured memories from Hank Aaron Tri-Plex

Change is part of life and progress is positive. But that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t bittersweet feelings when buildings and fields and such are leveled for new facilities. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing work at the Hank Aaron Tri-Plex making way for new tennis courts, writes about memories of days and nights at the ballparks there. (July 31, 2013, Page 4)

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