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Oxford Square

Lukewarm reception to paid parking

Comments for and against, and questions about the city’s plan to implement paid parking to help manage parking issues on the Square where heard for about an hour Tuesday night during a public hearing at City Hall. (May 16, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Cycling events honor lost friends, spread awareness

Cyclists will ride in silence for an hour Wednesday in honor of those who have lost their lives while biking along north Mississippi roads.
The Ride of Silence event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyceum on the University of Mississippi campus. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Preston Ray Garrett writes to encourage members of the community to attend next Tuesday’s public memorial ceremony to honor law enforcement officers, while Richard K. McNeer writes about the recent puppy mill story and asks others to get involved to contact their legislators to toughen the laws against puppy mills and animal abuse. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

A great Saturday in good ol’ Oxford

Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls home football game Saturdays in Oxford during the 1950s and relates his day full of activities that were intertwined with the Rebels’ game. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

Festival attracts crowd

Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Square moves closer to paid parking

The Downtown Parking Commission is moving forward with implementing paid parking around the Square that’s proposed to cost $1 each hour. (April 25, 2012, Page 1)

Preparing for Double Decker Arts Festival

It’s looking more and more like we’ll have almost-perfect weather for the 17th annual Double Decker Arts Festival this weekend, and Editor Don Whitten offers a list of things for festival-goers to take care of and get ready for. (April 25, 2012, Page 4)

Van Buren to be closed for 3 months

The city plans to shut down Van Buren Avenue in sections during the summer months to lay down new sewer pipes, fix some water lines and place electrical lines under ground along 11th Street. Business owners are concerned. (February 28, 2012, Page 1)

Railing to make sidewalks safer on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved spending $12,000 to replace and provide new handrails along Van Buren Avenue where the sidewalk is uneven. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

The Road of the Samaritan

Remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Local columnist T.J. Ray reminds readers of the story and tells how we can be good  Samaritans locally by helping with local organizations such as The Pantry. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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