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Saturday, August 23, 2014

South Lamar Boulevard

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)

Grandma Gilly returns to Texas

Jack Mayfield writes about his great, great-grandmother, Grandma Gilly, and his family’s roots in Lafayette County. (September 27, 2013, Page 3B)

Bike lanes being repaired on South Lamar

Torn up asphalt and construction crews on the side of the road will be a frequent sight throughout the next week or so as D. Carroll Construction attempts to repair 10 to 12 areas along the new bike paths. (July 16, 2013, Page 1, 3)

Power company’s tree trimming criticized

The Oxford Tree Board criticized the North East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s limb-cutting job on a handful of trees along South Lamar recently. NE Power says it must do what it needs to do in order to prevent fires, power-outages and unsafe conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

Mayor blasts bike lane project

Mayor Pat Patterson took the opportunity during the mayor’s report section of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to express his disappointment with the bike lane construction going on around Oxford. (December 5, 2012, Page 1)

Rezoning request dies for lack of motion

The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request Tuesday by landowner Kenny Coleman to rezone 64 acres located between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7 South from single-family homes to multi-family units. No motion was made to accept the request, therefore the request died for lack of motion. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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