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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rob Boyd

Park Commission OKs two new projects

The Oxford Park Commission approved starting a new lacrosse program and a new Born Learning Trail at Avent Park. (July 11, 2013, Page 1)

City moves forward with tennis court expansion

Aldermen approved the bid to begin construction on 12 new tennis courts at the city-owned tennis complex. (July 3, 2013, Page 1)

OPC to submit $1.3 million budget

The Oxford Park Commission is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve its $1.3 million budget that includes new staff positions. (June 7, 2013, Page 5A)

Avent Park project nears completion

Water drainage project at Avent Park is almost complete. (May 17, 2013, Page 3A)

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)

FNC Park has little room for area travel teams

The Oxford Park Commission is considering a policy to help manage independent travel teams. (November 1, 2012, Page 1,5)

OPC, UM work together to conduct community survey

The Oxford Park Commission and the University of Mississippi Park and Recreation Department have teamed up to create and conduct a community survey to help get a better idea of the kinds of programs LOU citizens want to see at OPC and how they feel about the existing programs. (September 27, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford officials deserve praise for budget work

Editor Don Whitten passes out kudos to Oxford’s mayor, aldermen and department heads for their work on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, noting they’ve been able to spend money well and raise salaries without raising taxes. (September 14, 2012, Page 4A)

BMX track takes shape

City officials will be going over a contract with USA BMX to possibly finish the BMX bike track at FNC Park and turn it into an official USA BMX track to host tournaments. (August 20, 2012, Page 1A)

OPD board OKs outdoor equipment

The Oxford Park Commission approved spending $12,000 on outdoor exercise equipment recently. (August 10, 2012, Page 2A)

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