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Friday, January 30, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Church project reviewed again

The Oxford University United Methodist Church is divided by two separate historical districts which forced its renovation committee to go before two historical preservation boards.

 (December 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

University Arbors to be removed

The Oxford Planning Commission approved plans for a new development, “The Arbors,” to be built where the existing University Arbors apartments currently exist. (December 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Rezone request OK’d

A zoning change was narrowly approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday for 30 acres off Old Taylor Road, which is currently zoned County Estate. Developers asked the commission to recommend changing it to Multi-Unit zoning for a student housing project.

 (December 9, 2014, Page 1, 3)

Local Rotary Club spreads news of Mississippi Gives

The Rotary Club of Oxford is helping to spread the word about Mississippi Gives, a 24-hour period dedicated to giving to nonprofit organizations around the state.

 (December 9, 2014, Page 2)

Make space for guests

A public hearing will be held next week on whether or not Oxford should require developers to build guest parking in multi-unit developments. 

 (December 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Sunday Focus – County adopts building codes

Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved implementing an amended version of the 2012 International Building Code, similar to what the city of Oxford approved earlier this year. The new regulations are expected to ensure quality construction and improve property values. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Need for parking garage questioned

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson suggested Friday that the city needs to “slow things down” on its effort to construct a parking garage downtown. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Man saves kitten’s life because it was right thing to do

It’s a bit ironic that after writing a children’s book about a kitten Oxford resident Jerry Wexler finds himself now the owner of an injured kitten.

 (December 5, 2014, Page 1)

Christmas a little less sweet when it’s all about sweets

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about a developing trend she’s a bit concerned about — parents and kids getting more involved than necessary or appropriate in chasing down sweets and goodies given out at the local Christmas parade. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

Megabus stops Oxford route

Megabus has announced it will discontinue service in Oxford. (December 4, 2014, Page 1A)

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