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Friday, May 29, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

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)

LHS senior dies in car wreck

A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Big game keeps policy busy

Local police made 75 arrests this weekend after the population of Oxford doubled when the Rebels played the University of Texas. One of the arrests was that of a former Ole Miss student who was tackled by officers when he ran onto the field during halftime in his boxers, at one point mooning the crowd. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Lots of parties, rumors in Oxford

Matthew McConaughey did not rent out City Grocery, but Texas real estate developer Blake Tartt III is throwing a huge party for 600 of his closest friends at The Powerhouse tonight. Open to the public is the Welcome Rebel party at The Lyric tonight at 8 p.m. (September 14, 2012, Page 3A)

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