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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tim Akers

Fed shutdown hits home

Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

Fall OUT routes scheduled

New later bus times will begin Aug. 19 when most OUT buses remain on routes until at least 9 p.m. (July 12, 2013, Page 3A)

New transit facility ahead of schedule

Work continues on the new Oxford University Transit facility being built on McElroy Drive. Officials hope to have the new building completed and operational by September. (July 12, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

Is city’s parking policy losing support?

Talks continue between Standard Parking and city officials and the Downtown Parking Commission to re-evauluate Standard’s future as the management of Oxford’s downtown parking. (June 21, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

Square parking policy gets costly

Less money than expected has been collected for overtime parking on the Square, causing the city of Oxford to have to amend its revenue budget by $245,000. (June 19, 2013, Page 1, 12)

Three-hour parking now in effect

Shoppers will now have an extra hour to park in premium parking spots around the Square as the city’s new three-hour parking limit went into effect Monday. (June 4, 2013, Page 1)

Square parking to go to 3 hours

Parking around the Square will change from a two-hour limit to a three-hour limit in about 45 days after members of the Board of Aldermen had no objections to the recommendation by the Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to change the parking limit. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A)

Ole Miss asks for bus help during game days

Due to the University of Mississippi removing all free parking from the campus on home, football games and charging $100 for a parking pass. (April 11, 2013, Page 1A)

City revisits Square parking garage

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will be asked to approve a $27,500 contract Tuesday night for engineer work on potential sites for a future parking garage. (March 18, 2013, Page 1A)

Noncommercial messages still OK in city

The Oxford Board of Aldermen passed an amendment to the city’s sign ordinance Tuesday that returns a clause that allows businesses to put noncommercial messages on their signs. The clause was in the code up until 2004 when it was inadvertently left out when the sign ordinance was revamped. (February 20, 2013, Page 1)

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