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Monday, December 22, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Sunday Focus – Resort status not easy

To be able to serve beer, wine and liquor in the unincorporated area of Lafayette County, a business must be granted what’s known as resort status. Obtaining such a designation isn’t easy, but three local businesses and the Plein Air commercial district in Taylor have all succeeded. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Police have hands full with sick wildlife

Local law enforcement officers have had several encounters recently with wild animals suffering from distemper. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Boy gives dog to veterans home

Mason Duffie, 8, recently gave his dog, Clifford, to residents of the Oxford State Veterans Home. (December 19, 2014, Page 1)

Hills offers benefits

Representatives from the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance were in Oxford Tuesday for a public meeting designed to present the new
opportunities now available to the Mississippi Hills in regard to preserving and promoting the unique cultural and heritage stories of the area.

 (December 18, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Oxford aims to cut density

The aldermen approved changes to the city’s definitions for multi-family housing that would limit the amount of bedrooms in a unit in RC zoning to four, down from five and from four to three for Two-Unit developments. (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

City puts brakes on building

The Oxford Board of Aldermen took steps yesterday to slow down multi-unit development in Oxford by imposing a 30-day moratorium on building for apartments, duplexes and condos.

 (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

Local girl battles rare illness

The Oxford community is reaching out to a local family whose daughter is suffering a rare condition after a case of the flu.

 (December 16, 2014, Page 2)

Road work begins on CR 406

Work started Monday on the new CountyRoad 406 that will help control school traffic in Lafayette County.​

 (December 16, 2014, Page 1)

Cops and cameras

The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

 (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

The Depot: Where people came to Oxford

Oxford’s former train depot was renovated more than 10 years ago to be used as a community gathering place, just as it was when it brought people into Oxford in the mid-1800s. (December 14, 2014, Page 1A, 6A)

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