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City, OFD crack down on 2 Square restaurants

During a special meeting of the Oxford Board of Aldermen Monday, the board agreed to send a letter to three Square restaurants informing them that they need to either build a second exit or keep their capacity down to 49 or face sanctions for violating state fire codes. (December 7, 2011, Page 2)

Cicada caters to the fellas with new store

Cicada has been serving the fashion needs of women in Oxford for 13 years. With its new Cicada for Him store, the business operators hope to do the same for men. (October 31, 2011, Page 6A)

Game day weekend keeps police busy

Local law enforcement officers had little time to rest during the biggest SEC football home-game weekend thus far this season.

The Oxford Police Department responded to more than 197 calls between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. this morning. (October 17, 2011, Page 1A)

Some alarmed by fire code inspections

While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Disaster Preparedness Day

In honor of September being named as Disaster Preparedness Month, the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, Oxford Emergency Management and RSVP will have a tent set up Friday on the Square in front of the Skipwith Cottage with free information on how to prepare for natural disasters. Information about preparing for a disaster will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call either RSVP at 232-2377 or MRC at 232-2476. (September 6, 2011)

Pondering the need for more local policemen

Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

The burning of Oxford

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)

Stuff you’ll want to see now that you’re here

OXFORD TOWN – YAC Director and regular OT art and entertainment columnist Wayne Andrews gives tips about interesting events and activities that deviate from the norm and are considered “must sees” around the L-O-U community. His focus; Thacker Mountain Radio featuring host Jim Dees (pictured) and the monthly art events Oxford Art Crawl and Makers Market. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town helps you get off the beaten path and soak up a little culture along the way by following these great suggestions. Check it out. (August 18, 2011, Page 10)

Letters to the Editor

David Robinson writes to relate a more pleasant dog-candidate story, while Blake Robertson writes to praise Oxford and organizers of the recent biking competition for their event. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

The 2nd Annual Oxford Endurance Weekend cranks up Friday, Aug. 5

OXFORD TOWN – The cover of this week’s Oxford Town features SmartSync Oxford Endurance Weekend, a jam packed weekend of endurance races, which begins at the University Museum with the Rowan Oak 5K on Friday and ends Sunday on the Oxford Square with the Oxford Square Criterium. Page 6 in this issue has a schedule, photos and other details about the upcoming full weekend of endurance races as athletes around the country invade Oxford with their bikes and triathlon gear. The races promise to be spectator-friendly and exciting and everyone is invited to attend. (August 4, 2011, Page 6)

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