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Friday, July 31, 2015

University Avenue

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)

The Big Place — J.W.T. Falkner’s home

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the two-story home J.W.T. Falkner built in Oxford for his family in 1899. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

Tree compromise OK’d for parking lot

The Oxford Planning Commission reconsidered and approved a variance Monday to the owners of Oxford East Shopping Center that will allow them to plant fewer trees in the parking lot than required in the city’s landscaping ordinance and granted a parking lot variance  to Rainbow Cleaners, allowing them to have fewer parking spaces at its new spot than required in the city ordinance since most of the traffic is short term and the drive-through window reduces the need for parking. (December 14, 2010, Page 1)

At war’s end, Oxford has first Christmas tree

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield talks about Oxford’s first community Christmas tree that was erected at the Memory House on University Avenue. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

Neighborhoods start seeing green

The Oxford Tree Board, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Forestry Commission, is helping  homeowners learn how to plant trees on their property by providing free workshops and even free trees to plant.

The Tree Board received a $1,500 grant to purchase trees of a wide variety. They picked two subdivisions — Eagle Point and Community Green to begin their new project. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)

Local banks robbed more often

While Oxford has had two bank robberies and nearby Water Valley has had one bank robbed in 2010, nationally, the Bonnie and Clyde wannabes seem to be getting fewer. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

Bank robber still on the lam

The Oxford Police Department is still searching for the man who robbed the Mechanics Bank on University Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Police say a black male wearing a ski mask came into the bank at 11:37 a.m. and robbed a teller at gun point; however, no one was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information of the case is asked to call OPD at 232-2400. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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