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Can we each have our own way with Sunday sales?

Guest columnist Jerry Jordan, owner of the restaurant 208 on South Lamar, writes to explain why he and others think Oxford can, and should, support Sunday alcohol sales. (May 28, 2010, Page 4A)

Oxford Town #876

OXFORD TOWN – IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUEBlues rocker Guy Forsyth blazes his way into Rooster’s Blues House on Friday; OT columnist Jim Dees speaks at a cosmetology school graduation urging the students to not “screw up;” music columnist Alexander McAdams dissects her graduation playlist; sports columnist Steven Godfrey continues bantering with his trusty sidekick Banks, focusing on the Rebel baseball team; the popular Sunset Series returns to the Grove in June; and Wellsgate residents bring in summer with their very first and very successful Wellsgate Tailgate party for residents and their guests. View the complete edition in PDF format. (May 27, 2010)

Double days for Double Decker

After a rainstorm caused Double Decker Arts Festival organizers to change to a two-day event this year, the positive feedback led the Tourism Council to approve turning the festival into a planned two-day event for April 29-30, 2011. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)

Oxford-Lafayette County Jail – another lost building

Last week a decision was made by the Oxford Square Historic Preservation Committee to allow an 1895 building to be removed from 1006 Jefferson Ave. Hitsorian Jack Mayfield writes about another building in the district that was lost to the community — Oxford-Lafayette County Jail. (May 21, 2010, Page 3B)

Paul Geremia gives a master class in the blues at Rooster’s

OXFORD TOWN – Bring your listening ears with you to Rooster’s Blues House tonight (Thursday, May 20) and attend a “master class” in blues history as Paul Geremia takes the stage and introduces Oxford to his unique style of six and 12 string blues. Dick Waterman’s coverage of Germia’s historic concert at Rooster’s Blues House can be found on Page 5 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. (May 20, 2010, Page 5)

Trial continued for restaurant owner

The trial date for Oxford restaurant owner David Moore, who is accused of drugging a female customer before sexually battering her, has been continued pending blood tests. (May 19, 2010, Page 2)

Ready to have your say?

A hearing is set for June 1 on extending alcohol sales to Sundays. The proposal was presented to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday as a three-step process to Sunday sales. The public hearing comes after a 10-month debate on the emotional measure. (May 19, 2010, Page 1, 8)

Steps to safer Square

Improving parking, traffic flow and lighting around the Square will make Oxford a safer city. Those are among a wide-range of recommendations made Tuesday by the Downtown Safety Task Force, which presented its final report Tuesday to the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (May 19, 2010, Page 1, 8)

Officer memorial Friday to honor fallen heroes

To honor all law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Association will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday in front of Oxford City Hall on the Square. (May 12, 2010, Page 2)

2 hotels near Square?

Two new boutique hotels were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday – despite concerns about both proposed projects. Developers of the new University Hotel want to build their project next door to Sneed’s Ace Hardware on University Avenue. A second hotel was approved for Jefferson Avenue but the parking lot for the hotel was postponed until more information can be obtained.

- UPDATE: The Jefferson Avenue hotel project received approval for the certificate of appropriateness through the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday despite continued complaints from residents of the neighborhood. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)

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