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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

We need to get riled up about all abuse

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on mental abuse, physical abuse, violence — everything connected with any kind of abuse — and wonders why so little seems to be said or done about it except when some high-profile person is involved. (September 12, 2014, Page 4A)

OPC’s senior program to remain free

The Oxford Park Commission voted Wednesday to allow Oxford’s Leisure Lifestyle program to remain free for area senior citizens for at least another year. (September 11, 2014, Page 1, 14)

OUT buses see record first-day numbers in August

The Oxford University Transit system had record ridership numbers on its buses last month once classes started back up at Ole Miss. (September 11, 2014, Page 2)

Homeowners told they can’t paint bricks

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission denied homeowners for the second time to pain, or white-wash, the red brick on their University Avenue home.

 (September 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

City OKs $25M budget

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $25 million 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Tuesday that included a .97 millage tax increase and 2 percent cost of living raise for city employees. (September 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

More utilities to be moved underground

The Oxford Planning Commission gave a nod to a new ordinance that would require utilities be installed underground when a house or businesses goes under substantial renovations. (September 9, 2014, Page 1, 14)

Homeless cases rise in Oxford

Interfaith Commission Ministry is fighting an uphill battle as more and more Lafayette County residents need help after cut hours during slow summer work schedules caused bills to pile up for many. (September 9, 2014, Page 1, 14)

Uber arrives in Oxford

OPD has issued about five citation to Uber drivers since the smartphone application ride-sharing business started in Oxford two weeks ago for not following the city’s taxi laws. Uber officials say they don’t have to meet the “antiquated” laws that do not allow for technology-driven transportation services. (September 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Paid parking pays off

Since paid parking was implemented, the city has raised $5,275 in funds from the meters that went live on Tuesday on the premium spots around the Square. Parking Director Matt Davis reported to the Oxford Downtown Parking Commission on Friday that the parking officers wrote 122 tickets for overtime parking in the first three days of Oxford’s new paid-parking system. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Guiding Growth

As boom times  for development in Oxford return, city leaders are adopting and proposing several new regulations aimed at ensuring that this new building doesn’t diminish the quality of life residents now enjoy. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

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