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Friday, August 1, 2014

Oxford Square

4th offers full day of events

Locals, visitors enjoy parade, concert and fireworks during the LOU Fourth of July Celebration Friday. (July 7, 2014, Page 1, 3)

Look at all the reasons to celebrate today

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the importance of the July 4 holiday in the Lafayette Oxford University community and all of the activities for the Fourth weekend in addition to noting that The Oxford EAGLE is now publishing an edition for its readers and advertisers on the holiday. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

LOU 4th of July a time of unity

Meredith Rawl, chairperson of the LOU Fourth of July Committee for the second year in a row, writes about this week’s excitement and events planned for Independence Day in the community. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

Rainy weather pays off for local economy

Rain and baseball don’t always go together well, but the rainy weather that postponed the start of the NCAA Oxford Regional a day worked out well for the local community, Editor Don Whitten writes. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

Preparation key to enjoying Double Decker

We’re just hours away from the start of another Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, and Editor Don Whitten offers tips on making the best of your time around the Square taking part in the music, arts, food and fun. (April 24, 2014, Page 4)

Going, going, gone

Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Russ Owen writes about parking meters in Oxford, giving his personal experience with paid parking vs. free parking in Hot Springs, Ark. (April 1, 2014, Page 4)

Parking group OKs meter bid

The Downtown Parking Advisory Council approved the lowest base bid for parking meters at a meeting this morning from Bennett Construction for $384,000.

  (March 21, 2014, Page 1A, 12A)

City commission OKs parking meters

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Buddy Lowery writes to offer a few of several questions citizens might be asking about the proposed Lafayette County ordinance concerning vicious dogs, while John DuChaine writes about the downtown parking situation and wonders if meters will really solve the issue. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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