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Monday, September 1, 2014

Oxford Square

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)

Mission Mississippi cross journey stops in Oxford

Mississippi Glowing for Christ, an 82-day journey and celebratoin put on by Mission Mississippi, will be making its stop in the LOU community tonight and Saturday with events planned for the Square and football stadium at Ole Miss. (October 11, 2013, Page 5B)

Whose job is it to parent our children?

A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

Move-in day – despite changes, it’s the same

With new and returning students piling into Oxford and moving into student housing this week, Editor Don Whitten is reminded of his first move-in day at Ole Miss. Things were smaller and slower back then, he writes, but not really that different. (August 22, 2013, Page 4)

Cold beer – To be or not to be

It remains to be seen which of several options could be adopted, but it does appear that beer sales laws are about to change in Oxford. Staff Writer Melanie Addington urges aldermen to consider one more change at the same time – allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages on all Sundays. (July 25, 2013, Page 4)

Old issues await new city leaders

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at changes in city government and issues awaiting the mix of returning and new aldermen. In particular, he expects changes involving the sale of cold beer and downtown parking. (July 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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