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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Tree census planned for fall

The Oxford Tree Board, along with volunteers from the MSU Extension Service and Ole Miss, will be conducting a tree inventory of trees on city rights-of way and parks and using satellite pictures to conduct a tree canopy study this fall. (September 5, 2014, Page 1)

Covered walkway declined for hotel

The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request from the contractor for the new 32-bed boutique hotel, The Chancellor’s House to build a covered pedestrian walkway on a portion of northbound lane on South Lamar. (September 4, 2014, Page 2)

Can’t say no

The MHP and local law enforcement agencies will work at 12-hour No Refusal detail Friday around Oxford where those suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to submit to tests, could be forced to give blood samples. (September 4, 2014, Page 1)

City set to adopt FY 2015 budget

No one spoke in favor of, or against, the proposed fiscal year 2015 city budget during a public hearing Tuesday, (September 4, 2014, Page 1)

Two cases Legionnaires’ reported

Two visitors to Oxford brought home more than souvenirs from their trip. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, two people may have contracted Legionnair’s disease while staying at a hotel in Oxford; however there is no health risk at this time and an investigation of the hotel came up empty. (September 4, 2014, Page 1)

Some new laws delayed

An objection filed by a local landowner caused the Oxford Board of Aldermen to continue a public hearing slated for Tuesday on two ordinance amendments aimed at controlling density and growth in Oxford’s downtown neighborhoods. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

New regs studied Tuesday

Public hearings on several ordinances aimed at controlling growth and keeping Oxford’s charm in place in the “old Oxford” neighborhoods are slated for 5 p.m. Tuesday. (September 1, 2014, Page 1)

Parking meters go live Tuesday

Parking meters around the Square will be turned on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Parking is $1 an hour and will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (September 1, 2014, Page 1)

COP class set

OPD will be holding a Citizens Academy in September to help residents learn more about the police department and all they do. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A)

Road construction continues

Several roads are being constructed, or have plans to be, around Oxford to help ease traffic woes. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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