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Alyssa Schnugg

Serving tennis plan again

After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

Movie set to film in Oxford

The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

Coroner searching for family of dead man

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy is searching for family of Robert Allen Wilkins, who died Dec. 22. From Memphis, Wilkins has been staying in Harmontown for the last few years but rarely spoke of his past or family members. Anyone with information should call 801-4985. (January 18, 2012, Page 2)

Transit budget, bus services expand

The Oxford Board of Alderman voted to increase its share of the Oxford-University Transit budget by $40,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The increase is partly due to two new routes and the building of a new bus depot on McElroy Drive. Read about OUT’s new services and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

Two toss hat into alderman Ward 6 election

One week into the qualification period, two Oxford Ward 6 residents have tossed their hates into the election ring with hopes of becoming the newest member of the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Running are Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison. The deadline to qualify is Jan.25. (January 16, 2012, Page 1)

Some pardons on hold

At the request of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Hinds County Circuit Court judge has granted an injunction to stop the release of former Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardoned criminals.

A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 before Judge Tomie Green in Hinds County.

Hood requested the injunction Wednesday afternoon claiming that Barbour might have violated the state Constitution by pardoning some inmates who failed to give sufficient public notice that they were seeking clemency. (January 12, 2012, Page 1)

Building improves in 2011

While the building of single-family homes dropped slightly from 2010, the construction of condominiums and apartment complexes increased in 2011, according to the year-end building permit report released by the city of Oxford recently. (January 11, 2012, Page 1)

City planners deny more CVS signs

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request for CVS to hang nine more signs than allowed under city code and tabled a request to rezone property new St. Andrews Circle. (January 10, 2012, Page 1)

Supreme Court to hear church dispute

The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the possible moving of the Oxford Church of Christ to a new location in the Long Meadow subdivision. (January 10, 2012, Page 2)

Lafayette Sheriff’s Department investigating two dog killings

Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering two $500 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing two dogs in the last week in separate incidents. One dog was shot and one was found on fire inside of a box on the road. (January 9, 2012, Page 2)

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