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Oxford Square

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)

Patience – a key for local drivers these days

Local drivers know which roads to take, where the shortcuts are and the usual speed you can drive. Newcomers and those who’ve lived here just a short time are still learning. That’s why, Editor Don Whitten writes, those of us familiar with our streets and roads need to exercise a bit of patience while others are learning and adjusting to what we already know. (August 15, 2012, Page 4)

Parking commission approves changes

During its regular meeting Friday, the commission agreed on ordinance changes to the current laws that increase the two-hour parking restrictions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The new ordinance also changes the fine structure for violating the two-hour parking restriction. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)

City OK’s downtown parking plan

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a contract with Standard Parking to enforce parking laws around the Square during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (August 8, 2012, Page 1)

Free Wi-Fi coming to Square

Oxford attorneys Jay Hughes and Nicholas Brown with the Hughes Brown law firm are footing the bill to provide free Internet wireless access to the downtown area. (August 2, 2012, Page 1)

Goals behind towing, booting parking violators

What’s the goal behind tightening down on parking restrictions and violators? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the options – prevention, deterrence, restitution, retribution and rehabilitation – and how towing and booting relate to each. (July 30, 2012, Page 4)

City looks to give parking violators the boot

As the Oxford Board of Aldermen consider implementing a tougher parking enforcement program and hiring a parking management company, habitual overtime parking offenders could notice something is missing during their next trip to the Square — their car. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Thursday he has given authority to the Oxford Police Department to begin towing cars which have the highest amount of unpaid parking tickets from the Square. (July 27, 2012, Page 1A)

My parking option; now how about yours

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits she’s gotten a parking ticket or two in downtown Oxford. She also offers a possible solution to some of the parking questions and wonders what kinds of ideas others might offer to help with the issue. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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