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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

City OKs Callicut zoning

Property in south Oxford, commonly known as Callicutt Farms, is now ready for development after the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the zoning for the recently annexed property. (August 28, 2014, Page 1)

Aldermen return to local television

After more than three years of not being on the air, the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s bi-monthly meetings will be shown on cable TV. The Aug. 19 meeting was aired last night at 6 p.m., but there was no sound. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

PSC hears rate plan

The Mississippi Public Service Commission listened to city leaders Tuesday during a public hearing as to why a 6 percent rate raise for sewer and water services is necessary. Northern District Commission Brandon Presley reigned over the meeting held at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (August 27, 2014, Page 1, 10)

Rooftop ban returns to city laws

Measure inadvertently left out of Land Code to prohibit rooftop dining on buildings older than 50 years old was re-added to city law by the Board of Aldermen recently. (August 26, 2014, Page 1)

New Walker Electric home approved

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved plans for Walker Electric’s new building that will be located just behind its current location off Highway 7. MDOT purchased the current location as the land was needed for the future widening of Highway 7. (August 26, 2014, Page 2)

Presley to review proposed rate hike

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will be holding a public hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building on the proposed rate hike by Oxford Public Works for county citizens receiving water and sewer from the city. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)

S. Lamar bike lanes to be striped — again

The Oxford Pathways Commission learned that South Lamar will have to be re-striped after a miscommunication led to the new stripes creating lanes that were 1 foot too big. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)

OPD looks to future

City police department adopts five-year strategic plan that outlines goals and objectives. (August 18, 2014, Page 1, 12)

ICM: Growing needs in Hispanic population

ICM officials say a growing population of Hispanic residents and the under-employed, coupled with a decline in donations, has left the charitable group in need of help. To help ICM continue to meet the needs of our community, Oxford Floral will be holding a tent sale Saturday at its location on Jefferson Avenue. (August 15, 2014, Page 3A)

RSVP moves to new location

Due to air quality issues, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program moved from where it’s been operating out of for 37 years, under the Skipwith Cottage, to its new home, on South 16th Street. (August 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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