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Oxford prepares for the future

Planners discuss commercial, residential and university growth and its effects on Highway 6 and Oxford. (October 18, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

City to get 2 bowling alleys

When a fire destroyed Oxford’s only bowling alley in September 2010, the town was left with little options for family entertainment.
However, that’s all about to change with two separate development companies have plans for large family entertainment centers and both include bowling alleys. (September 10, 2013, Page 1)

Links to add more units

The Oxford Planning Commission gave the nod to The Links apartments for its expansion where there will be 198 additional units added to the development. Read about this and other business from the planning commission meeting held Monday at City Hall. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)

Grove Hill project approved

Construction is set to begin in late June on a new mixed-use development, Grove Hill, that will include 208 units, providing 737 bed spaces on 65 acres located off Molly Barr Road after developers received the nod Monday from the Oxford Planning Commission. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

City to see surge in new complexes

Three more apartment complexes for students, over 170 new units, are planned for Oxford after obtaining site plan approval from the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday. (September 13, 2011, Page 1)

Father, son team up to create environmentally friendly house

Watt Bishop and his son Beau Gibb show off Bishop’s “green” home on 14th Street. From the front porch made from recycled plastic bags to the bamboo floors, the house was built to be comfortable and environmentally friendly. See today’s Oxford Living for a look inside the home. (April 22, 2011, Page 1B)

CVS Pharmacy gets planning commission nod

The Oxford Planning Commission approved, by a 5-1 vote Thursday, site plans for a new CVS Pharmacy to be built on Jackson Avenue West where Rainbow Cleaners is currently located. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Vision 2020 – The economy and civic enrichment

As part of the Vision 2020 series, The EAGLE looks at the economic impact and civic enrichment committees recommendations and which have come to fruition and which are still in the process of being developed. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

Maybe I’m a dreamer, but at least I show up

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes on non-voters and those who don’t attend meetings that will affect their community and way of life just a few days after midterm elections. She urges residents to take part in the entire process and to let elected and appointed officials know how they feel about issues. (November 4, 2010, Page 4)

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)

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