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Alyssa Schnugg

Tractor dealer to build in Lafayette County

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved the commercial site plan for Oxford Kubota on Highway 30. (September 25, 2012, Page 3)

Former Oxford mayor Pat Lamar dies at 71

Former mayor Pat Lamar was Oxford’s first, and so far only female mayor. She was known for wanting to make Oxford beautiful and a thriving community for its citizens. Lamar lost her battle to cancer on Monday at the age of 71. (September 25, 2012, Page 1)

Trying to solve homelessness

When Doors of Hope opened its doors in the summer of 2011, organizers had hoped to help at least two families in its first year. A year later, three clients have successfully managed the rigorous four-month program and the members of one family are in the process of changing their lives. (September 24, 2012, Page 1, 5)

City, UM increase funding to Metro Narcotic Unit

Anticipating that it will get fewer federal funds this year, the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit asked city, county and university leaders to up their contributions by $25,000 each to help the unit meet it budget. (September 21, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Local farmer turns hobby into living

Marty Bost and his family started Bost Farm 15 years ago to help pay for hunting dues. Today, the farm is 50 acres and produced several varieties of veggies. (September 21, 2012, Page 1B)

City considers building columbarium

The city of Oxford is considering building a columbarium in the city-owned St. Peter’s Cemetery. (September 21, 2012, Page 2A)

Humane Society gets help from ASPCA

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced recently the OLHS will be one of several shelters around the county to receive funding from the newly established Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a new $1 million initiative that will fund treatments and services for shelter dogs to help transport dogs from overcrowded shelters to other rescue organizations. (September 19, 2012, Page 3)

New parking changes OK’d by aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved new ordinances Tuesday that make parking enforcement stricter around the premium spots on the Square.
The board voted unanimously to accept the ordinance changes that change the two-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the two-hour parking limit has only traditionally been enforced Monday through Friday, the ordinance already on the books allows for Saturday enforcement as well. Standard Parking, a Chicago-based company hired by the city this summer to manage the parking downtown, will be enforcing the two-hour limit on Saturdays. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)

Is S. Lamar bike lane project almost complete?

Officials with D. Carroll Construction said Monday the bike lanes on South Lamar Boulevard could be complete in two weeks if weather permits. (September 18, 2012, Page 1)

New crossing signals prioritized

With the success of the pedestrian crossing signal put in last fall at the corner of South 9th Street and Jackson Avenue, the city of Oxford has included money for at least two more of the new signals. The Oxford Pathways Commission prioritized where the new signals should go with the top priority intersection at Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. (September 18, 2012, Page 2)

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