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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tom Howorth

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)

Historic Preservation Commission approves demolition of home

In a 4-2 vote, the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition of a home owned by Murray Avent on North 14th Street. The commission also approved the plans for the new home that will be built in its place. (July 11, 2012, Page 2)

OMS building program back on track

After a slight delay, the Oxford School Board approved the $3.4 million project to demolish the current Oxford Middle School gym, rebuild and add classroom space. (July 12, 2011, Page 12)

OMS expansion on hold

Oxford Middle school expansion is on hold until a special meeting on July 11 after estimates for the renovation went up $345,000. (June 29, 2011, Page 2)

Local homeowners seek shelter from storms

In a season that’s seen a series of deadly storms pass through the Southeast and witnessed devastation in cities like Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., Oxford-area residents are keen to find a way to add a shelter in or near their homes. (June 3, 2011, Page 1B)

Communication may be key to sustainability for future

During Tuesday’s session at the ongoing American Institute for Architects Conference on Sustainable Design, locals expressed concern that the real issue is a lack of communication between local governing bodies. (November 3, 2010, Page 2)

Residents debate Oxford’s future

How to build a sustainable Oxford is the topic of discussion underway now with the Sustainability Conference Monday through Wednesday. Issues and areas of concern were explored at the conference’s opening town hall meeting Monday evening at the Lyric Theater and members of the Sustainability Design Assessment Team oversaw the process. (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

City looking into future needs

A preliminary visit from the Sustainable Design Assessment Team wrapped up Tuesday as part of a larger study of how to make Oxford a more sustainable community. A team selected by the American Institute of Architects will work with city leaders and a steering committee to identify strategies to control sprawl and encourage compact development. (July 21, 2010, Page 1)

Princeton grad rides his bike home from school

Peter Dunbar wanted to ride home from school on his bicycle, and he wanted his four friends to join him.
The catch was his school is Princeton University in New Jersey and his home is in Oxford. (June 25, 2010, Page 1B)

Softball savings

Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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