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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Oxford Square

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)

Dog’s treatment deserves special ‘treat’

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about how pets – dogs and cats – have grown on him through the years, and how that makes him even more upset at the treatment of Sunny, a dog recently turned into the local animal shelter. Eubanks’ punishment for whoever abused Sunny would really be special, he adds. (December 27, 2013, Page 4A)

Shoppers flock to Square on Black Friday

Santa, horse-drawn carriage and stores were busy Friday during the annual Oxford Downtown Council Holiday Open House where more than 500 children sat with Santa for a photo and 350 people stood in line for more than an hour to ride on Bubba Traylor’s Belgium horse carriage. (December 2, 2013, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Sarah Moses writes to express disappointment in the city putting out its Christmas decorations so early, saying she’d think sometime after Thanksgiving would have been more appropriate. (November 8, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Rusty Cooper writes to express disappointment with city leaders denying approval to build a new hotel at the intersection of University Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. (November 7, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Bettye M. Butler writes to suggest using the vacant building at the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue as a museum about the history of the Oxford Square, while Linda Windham writes to thank the mayor and police chief for having more officers out on the streets during Halloween trick-or-treating. (November 6, 2013, Page 4)

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