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South Lamar Boulevard

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)

South Lamar work nears end

Work on South Lamar is hopefully nearing an end with paving expected to start in the next two weeks and be completed by the end of August. The Pathways Phase 2 bike path project began in June to put 11 miles of bike baths and on Oxford’s roads. However, D. Carroll Construction has hit some snags a long the way. (July 26, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Baptist files for Certificate of Need

Baptist Memorial Hospital officials have filed a Certificate of Need with the Mississippi Department of Health in hopes of building a new regional facility in Oxford. (July 10, 2012, Page 3)

Judge continues annexation hearing

To better clarify the boundaries of land sought to be included in a request for annexation, a chancery court judge continued the trial until October. (June 12, 2012, Page 2)

Land sold for new hospital

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and Oxford city officials announced the purchase of 160 acres for a new hospital has been finalized. (May 30, 2012, Page 1)

Street names to be changed

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved the names for several former county roads that were annexed into the city in 2006. (May 21, 2012, Page 3)

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)

Bike lanes, sidewalk work begins Monday

Construction is set to begin Monday on bike paths and sidewalks on Sisk Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. (March 9, 2012, Page 1A)

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