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Thursday, December 18, 2014

FNC Park

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)

Survey finds accessibility issues

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability in Oxford is reviewing a lengthy report that highlights areas where the city fails to meet ADA requirements in city-owned buildings,parks and programs. (May 18, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Cycling events honor lost friends, spread awareness

Cyclists will ride in silence for an hour Wednesday in honor of those who have lost their lives while biking along north Mississippi roads.
The Ride of Silence event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyceum on the University of Mississippi campus. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

Cyclist Death still affects many

Six months after Kevser Ermin’s tragic death, many are still struggling with unanswered questions while her family tries to celebrate her life. (April 20, 2012, Page 1A)

In mid-January, ‘fotbal’ rages in Oxford

OXFORD TOWN – For the first time, OPC is sponsoring a Coerver Soccer Clinic for ages six through 17 to be held each Saturday between Jan. 7 and Jan. 28 at Stone Field. On Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town, Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally breaks down Oxford’s version of the world’s most popular sport and gives details about how to get involved in the fast approaching 2012 season. (December 22, 2011, Page 9)

Martin’s triple leads 11-12 Red Sox to win

Xaver Martin’s three-run triple in the bottom of the fourth inning helped lift the 11-12 year-old Smith Building Supply Red Sox to a 12-11 win over the Smoothie King Phillies in Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action on Thursday night. In other games from FNC Park, the 11-12 Old Taylor Antiques Giants beat the Oxford Dental Cardinals 10-2. In the 9-year-old league, the Davis Logistics Yankees edged the Larson’s Big Star Phillies 13-12, while the Hinton & Hinton Cubs edged the Holcomb & Dunbar Cardinals 11-10. In the 13-14 league, the Braves beat the Mississippi Auto Arms Twins 9-2, while the Farese Family Dental Brewers doubled up the Oxford Eye Clinic Rangers 16-8. (June 3, 2011, Page 6A)

OPC softball an integral part of community

With Tommie Shelby’s induction into the Buster Dixon Walk of Fame and the unveiling of a plaque recognizing all of the winners of the award for contributions to the local summer softball scene, Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his involvement in, and memories of, Oxford Park Commission youth and adult softball. (April 20, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

Double Decker Spring Ride

RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY — The 2010 Double Decker Spring Ride begins at 8:30 a.m. from FNC Park on Old Sardis Road (Highway 314). Three fully supported ride distances (66, 50 and 24 miles) with pre-ride bike maintenance, food & rest stops and rolling sag support for mechanical issues or tired riders. Sponsors also provide pre-ride breakfast and post-ride pizza.
There will also be a shorter fun ride for less experienced and younger riders.

(more…) (April 16, 2010)

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