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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

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)

Eight lives left

Several service employees at Belk Ford helped remove a tiny kitten from a car engine Tuesday afternoon. To their surprise, the kitten was alive and in need of a new home. (June 6, 2012, Page 2A)

Airport gets grant for new access road

Thanks to a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the University-Oxford Airport will build a new access road to the aircraft hangar area and add additional parking. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

Request to change law denied

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

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