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Monday, November 24, 2014

Oxford Square

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)

Only in Oxford – English phone booth

The iconic red, British-style phone booth on the Square serves as another link to our town’s namesake in England. And the phone booth allows anyone to make a free local call. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Arrest up to 45 % over last year

OPD stays busy on first home-game weekend with 51 arrests, mostly alcohol-related. (September 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Get ready to be good hosts

“Our View” reminds members of the LOU community that we’ll be hosting our first Ole Miss football game and all its accompanying visitors this weekend, and that we need to be ready for all that involves. (September 10, 2014, Page 4)

Parking meters here

We had our chances to tell local lawmakers we didn’t want them. And now we have them. “Our View” looks at the new parking meters and says it’s now time to learn to live with them. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

Guiding Growth

As boom times  for development in Oxford return, city leaders are adopting and proposing several new regulations aimed at ensuring that this new building doesn’t diminish the quality of life residents now enjoy. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

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