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Alyssa Schnugg

PSC, water boards at odds

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

Bike lane work to begin this spring

Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission and the city of Oxford Planning Department are making it a priority to announce to residents living along the roads slated to get new bike paths this year when and where the construction will begin in their neighborhood. Construction on the 12 miles of new bike lanes could start in March. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

Mardi Gras Bash benefits young readers

The Lafayette County Literacy Council will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Bash this weekend at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford. New Orleans’ band Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters will be returning for this popular fund raiser that helps fund literary projects for area children. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. For more information, visit www.oxfordreads.org. (January 24, 2012, Page 3)

Food experts to share success stories

A restaurant owner, a food author and a chef will share their local entrepreneurial experiences during the next LOU Entrepreneurial Alliance meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at FNC Inc. (January 23, 2012, Page 3A)

Avent Park may get lake

If a grant application is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Oxford officials plan to build a small lake inside of Avent Park to help with flooding and drainage problems for those living in the area. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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)

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