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Monday, April 27, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

City cuts parking spaces in evening

In an attempt to make the Square safer for pedestrians and allow for more taxi parking, several parking spots will be blocked off during evening hours. (August 23, 2012, Page 1, 5)

Avent Park drain project altered

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is giving Oxford more money than first expected to build a storm-water drainage structure that is less intrusive than the one city engineers had initially designed. (August 22, 2012, Page 1)

New hospital project on track

Jim Ainsworth, interim CEO at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, told the Oxford Board of Aldermen that his decision to come out of retirement to return to head the Oxford hospital was an easy one and that the departure of former CEO Don Hutson has not caused any complications with the plans for construction of the new medical center. (August 22, 2012, Page 1)

S. Lamar bike lanes hit more delays

D. Carroll Construction has hired a new project manager in an effort to get the bike lane construction project along South Lamar Boulevard back on track. (August 21, 2012, Page 1, 3)

BMX track takes shape

City officials will be going over a contract with USA BMX to possibly finish the BMX bike track at FNC Park and turn it into an official USA BMX track to host tournaments. (August 20, 2012, Page 1A)

Man charged in Taylor road death

George Serrico Williams, 42, was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of his cousin, Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, of Taylor who was found dead on Old Taylor Road last week. Water Valley Police are also looking to close the against in the death of Timothy “Tim-Tim” O’Neal, who was found dead Aug. 6 on Highway 7 in Water Valley, also hit by a car. The two cases are unrelated. (August 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Drug Court hosts third graduation

Eighteen people graduated from the Third Judicial Drug Court Wednesday. Two shared their story. Guest speakers Dr. Thomas Fowlkes and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker addressed the graduates to offer congratulations and advice. (August 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Cyclist hopes conviction teaches valuable lesson

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to simple assault for harassing cyclists on Old Sardis Road in April. (August 16, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Take a look before following Bush’s ideas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently urged Mississippi to follow the lead of his state in making changes in the education of children. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who lived in Florida for many years before moving to Oxford, cautions that we should all take a closer look at what was done and what happened in Florida before we commit wholesale to Bush’s recommendations. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

July court term sees long sentences

The July court term saw some hefty sentences and the end of a seven-year-old murder case. Find out who pleaded guilty to what charges and what their sentences were. (August 15, 2012, Page 1, 9)

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