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Friday, April 18, 2014

FNC Park

Events might vary for ‘local’ winter games

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy did a routine prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta that gave some alternative events if the games were “localized.” Editor Don Whitten takes a similar approach to the winter games that begin soon, wondering how we might localize some of the events with the weather we’ve had recently and usually have this time of the year. (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

Treasured memories from Hank Aaron Tri-Plex

Change is part of life and progress is positive. But that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t bittersweet feelings when buildings and fields and such are leveled for new facilities. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing work at the Hank Aaron Tri-Plex making way for new tennis courts, writes about memories of days and nights at the ballparks there. (July 31, 2013, Page 4)

Park Commission OKs two new projects

The Oxford Park Commission approved starting a new lacrosse program and a new Born Learning Trail at Avent Park. (July 11, 2013, Page 1)

Basket full of Easter events planned

Egg hunters will be busy in Oxford this weekend, if the rain stays at bay. See a listing of local egg hunts in today’s EAGLE. (March 27, 2013, Page 1)

Body found could be missing man

The body of a man found Sunday afternoon in Lafayette County could be that of McKenzie Darrell “Rell” Frierson, who has been missing since Jan. 31, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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)

Area gets kick out of soccer

The Oxford Park Commission soccer program is growing by leaps and bounds and some coaches say scheduling practice time can sometimes be a challenge, but they wouldn’t change a thing. Read part one of a three-part series on FNC Park, OPC sports, their popularity and growing pains and gains. (October 31, 2012, Page 1)

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)

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)

City eyes $47M in projects

The city of Oxford has $47 million inn capital projects planned for this year and following years, depending when funding becomes available. (May 23, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

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