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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Parker named Officer of the Year

Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

City raises concerns with pedicabs

During the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, the board heard the first reading of a change to the city’s ordinance governing pedicabs that would require all pedicabs to place a “slow moving vehicle” triangle emblem on the center rear of the vehicle. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Land rezoning for shopping center

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Jewish community gathers for Seder

Members of Oxford’s Jewish community met Monday night for the first night of Passover during a community First Night Seder, joining Jews all over the world in celebrating freedom from Egypt while remembering that people of all religions and beliefs are still struggling for acceptance and freedom. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

Planners deny hospital’s sound plan

The Oxford Planning Commission ruled Monday that a wood fence is not sufficient enough to protect the citizens living in Bickerstaff Condominiums from the noise produced by the construction of the new Baptist hospital and Belk Boulevard extended. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

Survey shows need for coordination

Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

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County may get more money for roads

House rejection of bills gives rural roads more funding. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

New tennis courts need sod

The new tennis courts at the FNC Tennis Facility are almost complete but lots of rain and bad weather have stalled the project. To help combat the dirt and dust from keeping the contractors from finishing the courts, the Oxford Park Commission voted to spend $7,500 to put sod in around the courts. (April 11, 2014, Page 2A)

Genealogical Society helps others connect to family

The Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society offers a helping hand to those researching their family tree. (April 11, 2014, Page 1B)

Water tower dedicated to Madkins

The water tower next to the Oxford Park Commission was dedicated Wednesday to the late John Stevenson Madkins Jr. who worked for 47 years in the city water department. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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