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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

City to review arts festival

The Oxford Tourism Council plans to sit down in the near future and evaluate Oxford’s popular Double Decker Arts Festival and brainstorm ways to make it better and see if there any changes to be made, like going back to a one-day event or keep it a two-day event. During a meeting Wednesday, the council reported this year’s festival ended with a $22,000 profit. Also during the meeting, it was reported tax numbers continue to rise. (June 21, 2012, Page 1)

Urgent Care Clinic can keep sign

The Oxford Planning Commission approved an 18-foot sign ordinance variance during Monday’s meeting to allow Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford to keep its sign. (June 12, 2012, Page 1)

Judge continues annexation hearing

To better clarify the boundaries of land sought to be included in a request for annexation, a chancery court judge continued the trial until October. (June 12, 2012, Page 2)

Support increases for banning texting while driving

An online petition is making the rounds into email mailboxes and Facebook status messages asking people to help ban texting while driving in Mississippi. So far the petition, on SignOn.org has 761 signatures and it’s raising fast. (June 11, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Summer library program offers more than books

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library’s Summer Library Program offers area children a variety of events to keep busy during the summer months including arts and crafts. On Tuesday, children made dreamcatchers with yard and feathers to help keep bad dreams at bay and catch only sweet dreams as they sleep. See their work in today’s Oxford Living. (June 8, 2012, Page 1B)

Court upholds church dispute ruling

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ruling that subdivision covenants will not hinder the Oxford Church of Christ moving to a new site in the Long Meadow subdivision. Church officials say plans to move, however, have been postponed. (June 8, 2012, Page 1A)

Lanes reduced on Molly Barr

Molly Barr Road will be reduced to three lanes with one lane traveling in each direction and a center left-turn lane. Crews are working today and will begin striping Saturday. Listen to Oxford’s new emergency information radio station, AM 1630, for all road construction updates. (June 8, 2012, Page 1A)

Dry conditions little concern for farmers

Lafayette County is under a moderate drought due to the dry spring, however, thanks to irrigation systems, local farmers say their crops are doing just fine. (June 7, 2012, Page 5A)

Move offers pluses to dealership

Cannon Motor’s new home will be state-of-the-art with a 26,000-square feet showroom and air conditioned repair shop. (June 7, 2012, Page 1A)

Local businesses give big to local sports

At last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting it was announced that FNC Inc. has donated $250,000 toward the expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Facility and Oxford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine had donated $150,000 toward the construction of an indoor practice facility. (June 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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