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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Veteran spends precious time helping others

When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Vet wins top cop award

Charles Smith, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy, was named Police Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Youths recognized for work, character

Oxford High School student Randon Hill and Lafayette Middle School student Robert Burns were honored Thursday by local law enforcement officers for working through difficult periods in their life and rising through adversity. (January 23, 2015, Page 1)

Visit Oxford submits ‘clean’ audit

Despite being a bit over budget in 2014, the Oxford Tourism Council received a thumbs up for its annual audit.

 (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Report shows local crime trends

The Oxford Police Department presented its year-end review to the Board  of Aldermen on Tuesday night. The review showed an increase in alcohol-related arrests but a decrease in burglaries. (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

Team hired to plan city’s future

To help assist the city in creating a new comprehensive plan, the Oxford Board of Aldermen have hired a planning company to create the new document that will help guide the city through 2037.

  (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

After decades in education, OUS headmaster to retire

Oxford University School Headmaster Tommy Naron recently announced he would be retiring at the end of the school year after four years at OUS.

 (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Breathe the dream

About 50 people attended the annual candlelight march around the Square on Monday evening before attending a service at the Burns Belfry Museum where Rev. James Hull gave a message encouraging everyone to be a hero.

 (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Volunteers honored during MLK Day

Four community service-minded people were honored during the MLK Day of Service on Monday at the Oxford Activity Center where service to the community was the focus.

 (January 20, 2015, Page 1)

Hearing set to rezone land

A public hearing will be held Tuesday during the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting on whether or not the land where Oxford Wheel Estates, a mobile home park, should be rezoned to allow multi-unit apartments and townhouses. (January 19, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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