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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

University Avenue

Stark Young’s days at the Walton Young Home

One of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Mississippi was also a resident of Oxford.
Although Stark Young was born in Como, he would later move with his family to Oxford. Young was born in 1881 and in 1890 his mother died. A few years later, his father, also a graduate of Ole Miss, would remarry and move to Oxford. (June 11, 2010, Page 3B)

2 hotels near Square?

Two new boutique hotels were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday – despite concerns about both proposed projects. Developers of the new University Hotel want to build their project next door to Sneed’s Ace Hardware on University Avenue. A second hotel was approved for Jefferson Avenue but the parking lot for the hotel was postponed until more information can be obtained.

- UPDATE: The Jefferson Avenue hotel project received approval for the certificate of appropriateness through the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday despite continued complaints from residents of the neighborhood. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)

Checkers restaurant may come soon to Oxford

The empty gas station at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and University Avenue is set to be demolished after remaining empty for a couple of years. In its place will be a Checkers fast-food restaurant. The demolition request and site plan were approved by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday. (March 4, 2010, Page 2)

FBI agent pleads not guilty

Local FBI special agent Philip Halbert “Hal” Neilson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he hid his ownership stake in the Oxford FBI building on University Avenue and lied to investigators. His trial has been set for Feb. 22 in Aberdeen. (February 2, 2010, Page 1)

Beauty spa opens

BUSINESS FEATURE — The Beauty Call Skin Spa recently opened at 1525 University Ave. Brandi Hardin owns the venture with her mother. Services are offered for men and women. (January 18, 2010, Page 5)

Wreck cleanup

A three-car wreck occurred on University Avenue near South 18th Street on Wednesday. No one was injured. (January 14, 2010, Page 5)

Movie Gallery open on University

CONTINUING COVERAGE — Although the lights were off and the doors were shut at the University Avenue Movie Gallery last week for several day, the store is now back open for businesses. Manager Debbie Bryant wouldn’t say why the store was closed between Dec. 24 and reopened Saturday, but alluded that it wasn’t due to the holidays. (January 5, 2010, Page 2)

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