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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Tourism Council revamps grant process

The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau had released its new guidelines and application packets for its Oxford Tourism Opportunity Grant Program that gives funds to local projects that promote tourism in Oxford. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

Tennis courts, transit facility bids rejected

The city received one bid proposal for the John Leslie Tennis Court expansion but it came in almost double what the city had budgeted for the project. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

New ward map approved

No objections were received by city officials in regards to the redistricting map drawn up by Three Rivers Planning and Development during a public hearing Tuesday. Later, during the Oxford Board of Aldermen, the new map was approved by the board and will be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for its final approval. The new city ward structure will not affect this year’s election. (August 8, 2012, Page 1)

City OK’s downtown parking plan

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a contract with Standard Parking to enforce parking laws around the Square during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (August 8, 2012, Page 1)

Downtown Inn to be demolished

The Downtown Inn will be demolished after football season and replaced with a new hotel in about 18 months. (August 7, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Public hearing on redistricting Tuesday

A public hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to allow all Oxford residents inside the city limits to review redistricting maps. (August 6, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Liquidating trust to sell country club online

The Country Club of Oxford will be sold in September in an online auction to the highest bidder. The starting bid is $400,000. (August 6, 2012, Page 8)

Mom, daughter found safe

A missing Oxford mother and daughter were found safe and sound at 4 a.m. by a police officer in Jones County during a traffic stop. (August 6, 2012, Page 2)

City’s investments dip then rebound

Investment managers with Glenmede investment firm, responsible for investing the city of Oxford’s $30 million received from the sale of Baptist, spoke to the Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees recently, updating them on the market outlook and Oxford’s investments. (August 3, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Elusive character brings smiles to small readers

More than 185 children were busily searching Oxford for the elusive Waldo during a month-long Find Waldo in Oxford event sponsored by Square Books. The event culminated this week with several raffle drawings and a birthday cake to celebrate Waldo’s 25th birthday. (August 3, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

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