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Monday, September 1, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Getting control of downtown growth

To help keep downtown Oxford from suffering too badly from growing pains, the Oxford Planning Commission threw its support behind several proposed amendment changes Monday. (August 12, 2014, Page 1, 3)

Student staff serves Oxford

About 150 community and graduate assistants, CAs and GAs, worked around Oxford Friday performing acts of service that included picking up trash on highways, spending time with senior citizens and veterans and sprucing up the trail at Rowan Oak. (August 11, 2014, Page 1, 2)

UM protesters march to Square

About 50 protesters walked from Kroger to the Square and back Saturday morning waving Confederate flags and holding signs to protest University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ new diversity plan that includes limited the use of the term Ole Miss and changing the name Confederate Road to Chapel Road. (August 9, 2014, Page 1)

Fest heats up sales

The Oxford Downtown Council invites everyone to its annual Summer Fest on the Square which will feature sidewalk sales from participating merchants, face painting, balloon art and free snacks. (August 8, 2014, Page 1A)

Bringing back bartering between businesses

The Rebel Trade Group will be holding a kick-off meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The new group works to facilitate barter or trade between its members/owners. (August 8, 2014, Page 3A)

Living on in their hearts

Community mourns the loss of a brave young man who recently lost his fight against cancer.

(more…) (August 7, 2014, Page 1)

Sales tax jump by 5.5 percent

Sales tax collection jump by 5.5 percent in Oxford showing strong economic growth for the area in the last 12 months. (August 7, 2014, Page 1)

Plumber plunges out 8K from elderly woman

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)

Few oppose new cab ordinance

Only about three cab drivers spoke during the public hearing Tuesday night at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting against some of the changes in the proposed amendments for the city’s taxi laws. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

Shaw fight over for now

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a four-lot subdivision for the Shaw property after months of debate between developers and land owners. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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