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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Construction workers unhappy with new UM parking regulation

Construction workers will have to park inside their fenced construction areas or off campus as of Tuesday, after a new regulation went into effect requiring them to park in the park-and-ride parking lots and get shuttled onto campus if there is no room inside the fence. (July 4, 2014, Page 2A)

City grows by 160 acres

The city of Oxford will be holding a public hearing on July 15 on the city’s plan to zone newly annexed land south of where the new Baptist hospital is going. (July 4, 2014, Page 1)

Salary survey shows city on par

Oxford employees pay is comparable to other cities, according to a recent survey. (July 3, 2014, Page 1)

After 20 years, work begins

Work on the continuous flow intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue has begun, although it is in the very early stages of construction. Nighttime and Sunday working hours will be necessary for the contractor to complete the job by the expected August 2015 date. (July 3, 2014, Page 1)

City OKs texting, driving policy

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

McDaniel supporter says cost to view rolls unfair

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office issued a press release Monday addressing recent questions, blogs and social media posts accusing several Mississippi counties, including Lafayette County, of denying supporters of Sen. Chris McDaniel access to voter rolls from last week’s Republican runoff. (July 1, 2014, Page 3)

Parking group OKs meter agreement

The Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission voted to recommend approval of a contract with IPS Group to maintain parking meters in the downtown area and a flat 25 cent charge for credit/debit card users. (July 1, 2014, Page 1)

July 4th to end with a bang

A variety of events are planned for the holiday weekend including Leap Frog’s Firecracker Bash, a 5K run, the children’s parade and of course, fireworks. For a complete listing of activities, see today’s EAGLE. (July 1, 2014, Page 1, 11)

Oxford: The smart choice

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recently named Oxford as the top Smart Place to Retire. (June 30, 2014, Page 1)

Class to help people face giants

A new program being offered at Oxford Nazarene Church aims to help people face the giants in their lives and learn how knock them down like David did to Goliath. (June 27, 2014, Page 5B)

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