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Monday, April 27, 2015

Tim Akers

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)

More free parking on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider changing the city’s parking ordinances that will remove spaces on Monroe Street and along Jackson Avenue near City Hall from the regulated two-hour parking limit. (February 6, 2013, Page 1, 6)

Building begins on new tranist facility

City and MDOT officials gathered on McElroy Drive Thursday to break ground on the new Oxford University Transit operations facility. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A)

Ticketing gets ‘Real’ on Square

Enforcement of the two-hour parking on the Square will begin again on Monday, this time with stricter penalties and enforcement. (November 22, 2012, Page 1A)

Transit service makes plans for growth

The Oxford planning department is working with the Oxford University Transit Commission and McDonald Transit to devise two drafts for the 2014 budget to see how expanded routes and hours may affect the future budget. (November 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford greenlights transit barn

With South Lamar Boulevard and other roads around Oxford still torn up as D. Carroll Construction limps along to complete the Pathways bike lane project, the Oxford Board of Alderman reluctantly approved a motion to hire the construction firm again to build another city project — the new transit facility. (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

New parking laws begin in 2 weeks

A logo for the city’s new parking enforcement initiative has been approved by the Downtown Parking Commission along with a policy on how citizens pay for – or contest – their parking tickets as the city gears up for the soft rollout of this effort on Oct. 22. (October 8, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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