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Monday, December 22, 2014

Rob Boyd

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)

Tennis courts, transit facility bids rejected

The city received one bid proposal for the John Leslie Tennis Court expansion but it came in almost double what the city had budgeted for the project. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

BMX races may start in fall

The BMX track at FNC park is almost complete. A BMX specialist could be in Oxford in July. After the track is completed, the Oxford Park Commission has 90 days to hold its first BMX sanctioned race. OPC is also opening the bidding process for the tennis court expansion on Friday. (June 28, 2012, Page 2)

Local businesses give big to local sports

At last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting it was announced that FNC Inc. has donated $250,000 toward the expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Facility and Oxford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine had donated $150,000 toward the construction of an indoor practice facility. (June 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Donor offers to help fund IPF

Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Oxford Chargers begin quest to win fifth straight state title

Oxford’s goal to garner a fifth straight state championship in tennis begins today with a home match against Grenada. OHS coach Louis Nash will try to win the 5A title without the services of four seniors who lead the Chargers to a 116-1 record over the last six years, including four state titles and 11 individual championships. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)

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