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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Old Taylor Road

State road projects hit snag

City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

City officials to seek funds for pedestrian bridge, tennis courts

The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave the go-ahead to city officials to take the next steps toward a new pedestrian bridge over Highway 6 from the Old Taylor Road exit and the expansion of 12 new tennis courts. (January 4, 2012, Page 2)

Is Oxford a safe biking community?

Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)

Highway 6 wreck claims life of local business man

Oxford native and insurance agent Tommy Brown was killed Thursday when his car went off the side of the road in a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 6 near the Old Taylor Road ramp. (October 21, 2011, Page 2A)

Road projects get green light

Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

Couple turn love of antiques into livlihood

Taylor couple turn overflow of antique furniture into a business. (May 23, 2011, Page 5)

MDEQ warns: Don’t swim, fish near UM

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality  issued a temporary water contact advisory Wednesday for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus. Officials say a new waste water treatment plant at the university may have leaked some sludge into the streams. MDEQ warns against swimming or fishing in the streams. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

Runs aid kids’ diabetes camp

On Saturday, the Run for Hope 5K run and half marathon will  be held in Oxford. More than 500 runners have already signed up for the race and organizers expect another 150 to join as walk-ins on Saturday.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. for the half-marathon and 8:45 a.m. for the 5K run. The race will begin at the Oxford Convention Center off Sisk Boulevard. (February 22, 2011, Page 1)

County, city discuss road projects

Lafayette County supervisors and Oxford officials met Monday with Mississippi Department of Transportation District Engineer Richard Allen to discuss the future of three area road projects, including the interchange at West Jackson Avenue and Highway 6, and extending West Oxford Loop to FNC Park. (September 14, 2010, Page 1)

More bike paths being built

By next spring, bicyclists should have several more miles of bike lanes at their disposal throughout Oxford as the city is currently bidding out Phase 2 of the Pathways Project. (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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