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Thursday, August 21, 2014

University Avenue

Highway 7 ramp to be widened

The Highway 7 north ramp coming onto University Avenue will soon be widened to allow cars making a right-hand turn more room to do so. (January 23, 2014, Page 1)

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)

Tuesday downpour causes flooding

A section of University Avenue was shut down for awhile Tuesday evening after about 4 inches of rain pummeled the city in an hour’s time causing several roads to flood. (September 11, 2013, Page 1)

Mannequin pair offer quirky greeting

Beth Doty had decorated two mannequins on her balcony of her University Avenue home for 12 years. The two “girls” have developed a following and are now one of Oxford’s Game Day traditions. (November 9, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

Armed robber steals student’s purse

The University Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early this morning on University Avenue. (October 26, 2012, Page 2A)

New crossing signals prioritized

With the success of the pedestrian crossing signal put in last fall at the corner of South 9th Street and Jackson Avenue, the city of Oxford has included money for at least two more of the new signals. The Oxford Pathways Commission prioritized where the new signals should go with the top priority intersection at Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. (September 18, 2012, Page 2)

Grant OK’d for new farmer’s market

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday that would go toward the salary and other administration costs associated with starting up a new farmer’s market on city property. (March 21, 2012, Page 1)

Farmers’ market idea on hold

City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

OUT board considers moving transfer site

Oxford-University Transit officials are looking at moving the bus transfer site from the Square to the old National Guard Armory on University, where the transit system currently operates. (June 9, 2011, Page 1)

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