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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Excel by 5 members work on ‘elevator speech’

Excel by 5 coalition members discussed what they tell people when they are asked what Excel by 5 is and discussed future goals and marketing strategies during Thursday’s LOU Excel by 5 Coalition meeting. (April 18, 2014, Page 2A)

Oxford’s credit rating improves

The city of Oxford’s credit rating rose from an AA- to an AA recently after the city issued two bonds. (April 18, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

Crime puts break on sliding fun

Vandalism to city slides causes concern. (April 17, 2014, Page 2)

City planner recognized at retirement party

City Planner Tim Akers was honored for his hard word, dedication and passion for Oxford during his retirement party Wednesday at City Hall. (April 17, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Parker named Officer of the Year

Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

City raises concerns with pedicabs

During the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, the board heard the first reading of a change to the city’s ordinance governing pedicabs that would require all pedicabs to place a “slow moving vehicle” triangle emblem on the center rear of the vehicle. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Land rezoning for shopping center

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Jewish community gathers for Seder

Members of Oxford’s Jewish community met Monday night for the first night of Passover during a community First Night Seder, joining Jews all over the world in celebrating freedom from Egypt while remembering that people of all religions and beliefs are still struggling for acceptance and freedom. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

Planners deny hospital’s sound plan

The Oxford Planning Commission ruled Monday that a wood fence is not sufficient enough to protect the citizens living in Bickerstaff Condominiums from the noise produced by the construction of the new Baptist hospital and Belk Boulevard extended. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

Survey shows need for coordination

Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

  (April 14, 2014, Page 1,5)

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