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Monday, December 22, 2014

Oxford Square

Need for parking garage questioned

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson suggested Friday that the city needs to “slow things down” on its effort to construct a parking garage downtown. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Thank those who pick up after us

We thank those hard-working men who spend the wee hours of Sunday morning transforming our downtown area from a messy Saturday night into a peaceful and clean Sunday morning, and we urge everyone to do their part to help out. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

Only in Oxford – Faulkner Statue

The iPhone wasn’t introduced until 2007, about a decade after the William Faulkner statue was seated on a park bench outside Oxford City Hall. But since then, the bronze statue has become the ideal spot for selfie-takers from all over the country who want a shot of their mug with the Nobel Prize-winning author. It’s a selfie that you can only get in Oxford. (November 30, 2014, Page 1A)

Christmas parade slated for Monday

The best way for young children to get a glimpse of Santa’s big entrance into Oxford on Monday before bedtime during the annual Christmas Parade will be for their parents to get as close to where the parade starts. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

Spend ‘Black Friday’ shopping locally

Tomorrow is Black Friday and many of you may not have decided where and when to start the biggest shopping day of the year. Oxford EAGLE Publisher Tim Phillips suggests you start in the morning, at your leisure, and you spend your day shopping in Oxford. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

Parking meters: Good deeds or good luck?

Good Samaritan or city revenue producer. Editor Don Whitten is trying to decide if he should continue to help out downtown parkers whose meters are about to expire or just let them alone and boost the city coffers from the tickets and fines that would follow. (October 29, 2014, Page 4A)

Only in Oxford – Lafayette County Courthouse

The Lafayette County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the Oxford Square and has served as the center of county government for more than 150 years. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

Sunday Focus – Paid parking becomes norm

It’s been about five weeks since paid parking returned to the Square area. Downtown merchants and city leaders say the parking meters seem to be working, and residents and visitors seem to be adapting. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

Parking meters bring in more than $50K

In its first full month of operation, Oxford’s new paid-parking system netted more than $53,000 in revenue, according to a report shared Friday with the Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission. (October 5, 2014, Page 3A)

‘Put your hands on the radio’

One of the special things about Oxford is Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, a Thursday evening event that draws authors, musicians and others to Oxford as well as publicity. We applaud the hard work of TMR’s staff in developing the show through the years. (October 1, 2014, Page 4A)

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