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Friday, October 24, 2014

Oxford Square

Could Oxford be Eden?

Chuck Anderson, 74, has spent half a century researching the best small towns in the United States. He ranks Oxford at No. 6 on his list of top 100 small cities in the nation. (June 17, 2013, Page 1)

Gameday parking could get to be a mess

Parking passes for Ole Miss home football games will likely be as coveted as tickets and motel rooms with the change in parking policy. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities, including how the spillover will affect Oxford. (June 12, 2013, Page 4A)

Square Books Jr. certainly not a secret now

The folks at Square Books pulled off a “stealth” opening for Square Books Jr. 10 years ago. Saturday, they’re opening the doors and welcoming all in for a special birthday celebration. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the popular local store on the Square. (June 7, 2013, Page 4A)

Square Books Jr. ready for birthday bash

Guess who’s turning 10 this month? It’s the “baby” of the Square Books family, Square Books Jr. The popular children’s book store will be throwing a birthday party Saturday to celebrate with local readers and customers. (June 6, 2013, Page 8)

Cameras catch unflattering images

Tate Moore’s use of security cameras and social media at his business, Square Pizza, has helped solve crimes and increase business. (March 8, 2013, Page 1A)

Wanted: More visitors, more often

Local officials and business leaders heard how Oxford could improve its tourism during a presentation of survey results from research conducted recently by Young Strategies, hired by the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau last year to find ways to improve tourism in Oxford. (February 22, 2013, Page 1A)

Parking crackdown heads fourth quarter stories

While plans to beef up parking enforcement around the Square began around May, the new, stricter laws started officially in the last quarter of 2012 with a new parking management company taking over enforcement of the two-hour parking limit in premium spots around the Square. (December 31, 2012, Page 1, 12)

Ice skating coming to the Square

The Oxford Downtown Council will be hosting a free ice skating event in front of City Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Skate rentals and use of the synthetic ice rink is all free. (December 12, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

Holiday parade to roll Monday

The Oxford Lions Club is once again gearing up for its annual Oxford Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The parade starts from Mid-Town Shopping Center and goes down to the Square and ends at the Gertrude Ford Center on University Avenue. (November 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

City cuts parking spaces in evening

In an attempt to make the Square safer for pedestrians and allow for more taxi parking, several parking spots will be blocked off during evening hours. (August 23, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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