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Making space for active adults

Leisure Lifestyles of Oxford, a senior citizen recreation group, will soon have its own space inside the Oxford Activity Center. Work to convert the old karate room is expected to be complete at the end of the month. Plans for the expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Courts are also picking up speed. Read about both projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 11, 2013, Page 1A)

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    Tennis courts, transit facility bids rejected

    The city received one bid proposal for the John Leslie Tennis Court expansion but it came in almost double what the city had budgeted for the project. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

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      City seeks $5.5M bond

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution of intent to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $5,500,000 during their regular meeting Tuesday evening. The funds will help with several capital projects including a new fire station and the expansion of tennis courts. (July 18, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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        BMX races may start in fall

        The BMX track at FNC park is almost complete. A BMX specialist could be in Oxford in July. After the track is completed, the Oxford Park Commission has 90 days to hold its first BMX sanctioned race. OPC is also opening the bidding process for the tennis court expansion on Friday. (June 28, 2012, Page 2)

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          Serving tennis plan again

          After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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