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Oxford Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission approves demolition of home

In a 4-2 vote, the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition of a home owned by Murray Avent on North 14th Street. The commission also approved the plans for the new home that will be built in its place. (July 11, 2012, Page 2)

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    City could repair a home, then bill owner

    The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission is hoping to make several changes to the city’s demolition ordinances, including one that would allow the city to make Band-Aid-like repairs to a private home and then charge the owner of the property for the cost of repairs. (July 11, 2012, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

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        Request to change law denied

        The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

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          Preservation tables building demolitions

          The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled two discussions involving the possible demolition of two unrelated buildings. (May 9, 2012, Page 2)

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            City OKs new look for former Walker building

            Renovations to the former Walker building was approved by the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

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              Homewoner granted another month in demolition case

              The Oxford Historic Prservation Commission voted Tuesday to table a decision on whether to impose sanctions on a homeowner for failing to maintain a home on Madison Avenue. (February 15, 2012, Page 2)

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                City approves church building demolition

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave representatives of First Baptist Church permission to tear down a dilapidated home on operty the church purchased in 2010. Their actions overturn an earlier decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to require the church to preserve the structure. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Historic board turns case over to city

                  The first demolition neglect case to turn to the city for enforcement was approved on Tuesday by the Oxford Historic Commission. (June 15, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Oxford owes Bill Russell a debt of gratitude

                    Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield talks of his friend, the late Bill Russell. (May 20, 2011, Page 2B)

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