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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Rezoning request fails

The Oxford Planning Commission members were divided Thursday on a rezoning of the property known as Oxford Wheel Estates that would allow the property owner to remove the trailer and build new townhouses. (November 21, 2014, Page 1)

City fund seesaws

The $30 million the city has invested from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has earned more than $4 million to date, slipping a bit in September, but rebounding by the end of October. (November 20, 2014, Page 1A)

Tourism tax numbers hit record

Funds from the 2 percent food and beverage tag and hotel/motel tax broke its record year in 2013 by brining in more than $2.3 million into the city. (November 20, 2014, Page 1A)

Taxis get break

The Oxford Board of Aldermen granted additional time for taxi owners to install security cameras in their vehicles. (November 19, 2014, Page 1)

Fire district expands to Highway 30

Folks living along Highway 30 and on several county roads extending off the highway may soon see a reduction in their homeowners insurance after the area was included in the Lafayette County Fire Department’s Central Fire Grading District, according to Fire Coordinator (November 19, 2014, Page 1)

New citizens take oath

The naturalization ceremony was held Tuesday at Oxford High School, welcoming 76 people as new U.S. citizens. (November 19, 2014, Page 1)

Supervisors hash out building codes

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday about the future use of building codes in the county.

 (November 18, 2014, Page 1)

Murphy USA in Oxford?

The Oxford Board of Aldermen is being asked to approve a final plat for Murphy Oil gas station to be located in front of Walmart. (November 17, 2014, Page 1)

City saves some cash

Careful planning has helped the city keep on top of its finances and save taxpayers money. (November 14, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

Buses gain riders

The Oxford University Transit bus system had another record month in October and the University of Mississippi will soon be putting electronic ETA signs on its Gold park-and-ride route. (November 13, 2014, Page 1)

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