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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

My parking option; now how about yours

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits she’s gotten a parking ticket or two in downtown Oxford. She also offers a possible solution to some of the parking questions and wonders what kinds of ideas others might offer to help with the issue. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

Fawn increase due to mild winter

Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said a warm, mild winter has increased fawn births inside the city limits and is encouraging property owners to continue using deer deterrent efforts. (July 25, 2012, Page 1)

Mayor presents wish list

As budget talks continue among department heads and the Oxford Board of Aldermen, Mayor Pat Patterson presented his own, “wish list” to the board this week. (July 25, 2012, Page 2)

Tourism, Conference Center separate budgets

In an attempt to further separate from each other, Oxford’s tourism office and the convention center have tweaked their budgets to show more detail in individual spending. (July 24, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Commissioners: Landowners need to get permit for own home

The Lafayette County Planning Commission wants to possible change an old law in the subdivision regulations that says if a lot owner is building their own home inside the development they do not need to get a permit. (July 24, 2012, Page 12)

Squirrels have expensive tastes

The first estimate on repairs of the damage caused by squirrels at the LQC Lamar Home Museum is close to $10K. (July 23, 2012, Page 1)

Location changed for new fire station

City officials are looking at land located near the U.S. Post Office on McElroy Drive for the location of a new central fire station. (July 20, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Tourism funds continue to climb

Oxford tourism-related taxes continue to reach record levels with April’s hotel and food and beverage tax hitting another all-time high, according to figures presented at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (July 19, 2012, Page 1)

City seeks $5.5M bond

The Oxford Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution of intent to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $5,500,000 during their regular meeting Tuesday evening. The funds will help with several capital projects including a new fire station and the expansion of tennis courts. (July 18, 2012, Page 1, 2)

OPD seeks $400,000 budget hike

A need for new patrol cars, body armor, computers and the care of horses has the Oxford Police Department seeking an increase from last year’s budget. (July 18, 2012, Page 2)

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