The Mississippi Department of Transportation and its employees will be cleaning up highways all over Mississippi Tuesday and officials are asking drivers to use caution while they are out picking up trash from the side of the road. (March 31, 2014, Page 1)
Developers will ask the Board of Aldermen Tuesday to overturn a decision by the Historic Preservation Commission to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish a barn on the Shaw property. (March 31, 2014, Page 1, 3)
The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition will have some fun and spread awareness about the importance of early childhood education at its EXCELebration event Saturday morning at the Jackson Avenue Center (old Oxford mall). (March 28, 2014, Page 2A)
Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits that she spends a lot of time cleaning up and picking up —because, in great part, she has two grandchildren living with her. She writes that’s all right; it’s the trash that others throw out of their vehicles that makes its way into her yard that really bothers her. (March 27, 2014, Page 4)
Visit Oxford and MDOT are working together to make getting visitors to local attractions and the visitor’s center easier.
The Oxford Treehouse Gallery, formerly Neill Studios, got the nod from the Oxford Planning Commission for its commercial site plan, even though the studio has been there for several years. (March 25, 2014, Page 2)
More than 1,700 Ole Miss students took to the streets of Oxford and Lafayette County, to volunteer at more than 200 projects for the university’s fourth Big Event. (March 24, 2014, Page 1A)
Columnist Joanne Wilkinson tells us some of her more interesting flight stories. (March 21, 2014, Page 1B)
The LOU Homeless Initiative is taking steps to move forward to creating Lafayette County’s first homeless shelter. (March 21, 2014, Page 1A, 12A)
The Downtown Parking Advisory Council approved the lowest base bid for parking meters at a meeting this morning from Bennett Construction for $384,000.