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Thursday, May 28, 2015

South Lamar Boulevard

COA granted for Brown house

The Historic Preservation Commission finally granted the Certificate of Appropriateness for a developers plans to renovate a home on South Lamar; however what they approved, was not what he had planned to do. (May 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

HPC still not happy with renovation plan

Members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission told a developer he was in the “home stretch” with his plans to renovate an 1890s home on South Lamar, but that wasn’t quite there yet. (April 15, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

HPC doesn’t go for demolition request

While no vote was taken, it was obvious the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission was not in favor of demolition an 1890s home on South Lamar during their meeting Tuesday. (March 11, 2015, Page 1, 12)

City approves zoning requests

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved several zoning changes, as well as new zoning districts for land south of South Lamar and in the Grand Oaks subdivision during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

New hospital important in so many ways

The groundbreaking for the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi facility signals the start of one of the large economic developments in the area’s history. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at the cooperative effort of local leaders and Baptist Hospital officials, and all that has accomplished for the area. (November 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Going, going, gone

Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

City hit with water line breaks

Public Works crews spent most of Tuesday and today working on water main breaks caused by the cold water in some cases and human error in others. (January 29, 2014, Page 1)

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)

New Square hotel nixed

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission denied a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for The Chancellor’s Home hotel on the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue. (November 5, 2013, Page 1, 16)

New hotel planned near Square

A developer from Texas is hoping to build a three-story, 36-room hotel on the spot that currently holds the now-defunct Checker’s fast food restaurant. The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission reviewed the plans for an hour but needed more information before being able to grant a Certificate of Appropriateness. (October 8, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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