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Alyssa Schnugg

City looks for new top cop

Three Oxford Board of Aldermen will join five members of the community to form a citizens’ committee to screen applications for the chief of police. Chief Mike Martin is retiring at the end of January. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

City rejects loading zone request for Lyric

The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request from the owner of The Lyric Oxford to reserve the loading zone behind his business from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Read about the loading zone issue and other business from Tuesday night’s meeting. (October 17, 2012, Page 2)

Old Sardis Road to be renamed for fallen cyclist

A ceremony to re-name Old Sardis Road the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (October 16, 2012, Page 3)

11th Street to get speed humps

Residents on South 11th Street may soon have a bumpier drive on their way to their home. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Monday night that South 11th Street will be getting three speed humps to help slow down traffic on the neighborhood road. Residents signed a petition in March requesting the humps that will be 12-feet wide and 3 to 3.5 inches high. (October 16, 2012, Page 1, 12)

Defense in OHS threat case files response

A defense attorney for the former Oxford High School students arrested last week for making threats against the school online say any request to examine their clients to determine if Joshua Brandon Pillault was insane at the time he made the threats premature. (October 15, 2012, Page 5A)

Public hearing set for pet surrender law

A public hearing is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday during the Oxford Board of Aldermen for the second reading of an addition to the city’s animal ordinance requiring pet owners to surrendor pets to the shelter and not call Animal Control to pick up the dog. (October 15, 2012, Page 3A)

Record set for bus riders

Thanks to two new park-and-ride routes implemented by the University of Mississippi for the Oxford-University Transit system, ridership numbers almost doubled in September. (October 15, 2012, Page 1A, 7A)

Major road projects reviewed

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold two meetings next week, on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center, to meet with Oxonians and Lafayette County residents about two upcoming road projects. The meeting for the Highway 6/West Jackson Ave. intersection will be on Monday and a meeting for the Old Taylor Road roundabouts will be Tuesday. (October 12, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Hall of Fame induction one of many homecoming events

From basketball to Hall of Fame inductions to homecoming courts, this weekend is chock-full of events and activities to help Oxford and University of Mississippi residents celebrate homecoming. Read about the homecoming events planned for the weekend and the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees in today’s Oxford Living. (October 12, 2012, Page 1B, 8B)

Mental exam sought for former OHS student

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is asking a federal judge to order a psychiatric examination of Joshua Brandon Pillault, 19, of Oxford who was arrested Monday and charged with domestic terrorism after allegedly making threats against Oxford High School while playing an online game. (October 11, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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