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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

BES pre-K going to full day

The pre-kindergarten program at Bramlett Elementary will expand next fall, increasing the number of student from 95 to 112 and increasing school time from a 60-percent day to a full day. (April 28, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

OSD to attempt mediation with Yates

The Oxford School District Board of Trustees voted to approve asking the board’s attorney to look into mediation with Yates Construction over their failure to complete the new OHS in a timely manner and breech of contract for failing to submit necessary paperwork so the new high school can receive its LEED certification. (April 28, 2015, Page 3A)

Community gets ready for Bike Month

May is Bike Month and to celebrate, several organizations have planned a week full events, including community bike rides, Bike to Lunch Tuesdays and Bike to Work Friday. For a complete list of events, see (April 27, 2015, Page 1)

Trial date set for Mister

Regis Mister, the man accused of shooting and killing his mother and brother last year has a trial date set for Thursday.

 (April 27, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Popular festival finishes strong

Organizers of this year’s Double Decker were happy with this year’s event, thankful for the weather and believe it’s the biggest one yet. Evening musical acts includes St. Paul and the Broken Bones, JJ Grey and the Mofros and headliner, Trampled by Turtles. (April 26, 2015, Page 1A, 10A)

Wellsgate resident protects neighborhood from slithering intruders

Harley Garrett has captured over a hundred snakes in Wellsgate in the past 14 years but only 3 were poisonous. He is always willing to come remove one from a neighbor’s yard. (April 24, 2015, Page 1A)

Vision 2037 meetings open to all

All Oxford citizens are encouraged to attend two meetings next week, on Monday and Thursday, to give public input on how they want Oxford’s future to look like. (April 24, 2015, Page 1A)

Double Decker organizers watch weather reports

Double Decker Arts Festival organizers are watching the weather closely with heavy rain expected Friday and Saturday morning. Police will begin towing cars from the Square at 4 a.m. Friday on North Lamar and 4 a.m. from the rest of the Square including all city parking lots.

 (April 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

New radio show to focus on storytelling

A new radio show by Lee Habeen, American talk radio executive and producer, will focus on everyday people and their stories.

 (April 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

City parking code to match ADA

Oxford leaders passes an ordinance requiring all existing parking lots to become ADA compliant or face fines.

 (April 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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