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Friday, September 19, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

City to woo high-tech biz

A new proposed ordinance will be going before the Oxford Board of Aldermen later this month that will create a Planned Employment Center Overlay District that is aimed at attracting high-tech, clean industry. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A, 2)

Billboards begin to come down

Four of 11 billboards slated to be removed from inside the city limits of Oxford were taken down over the weekend as part of an agreement between the sign company and the city. (August 12, 2014, Page 1)

Color run to raise funds

Color Invasion 5K Walk/Run will raise money for the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association and take place on Aug. 23. For more information, visit the Color Invasion Oxford Facebook page. (August 12, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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)

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