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Monday, July 28, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

2 pastors say goodbye at OUUMC

After 18 years, Senior Pastor Warren Black is retiring as pastor at Oxford-University United Methodist Church at the end of the month. Associate Pastor Claire Dobbs will also be leaving to become senior pastor at another church. (June 6, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

Police, firemen to compete in softball game

While the Ole Miss Rebel baseball team competes this weekend in the Super Regional, city police officers and firemen will be battling it out on the field here at home Saturday during their annual Red Light, Blue Light softball game. The game will begin at 10 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church on Highway 7 South. (June 5, 2014, Page 2)

City considers stronger taxi law

A public hearing will be held in two weeks on changes to the city’s taxi ordinance that would limit what cab drivers can charge riders and require all cabs to have security cameras. (June 5, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Lafayette favors Cochran, Childers

While Sen. Thad Cochran and his Tea Party opponent wait with baited breath to find out if they will held to a runoff election later this month, Lafayette County voters showed their support for fellow resident, Cochran who took 64.3 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Tuesday night. Few problems were reported with the new voter ID law and election officials said everything ran smoothly at the polls. (June 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)

Hospital, Oxford to share cost of reducing noise

The city of Oxford and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi will work together to make sure residents living along Bickerstaff Lane are not negatively impacted by the sounds of traffic on the new Belk Boulevard extension being built near the hospital’s new regional facility.

  (June 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)

Building off Square to come down

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved several requests for a Certificate of Appropriateness from new businesses looking to set up shop on and around the Square. Included in the requests, was a COA for the demolition of Frank and Marlee’s that will move to a new building after its completed on the same site it’s located now. Other approvals came for Gus’s Fried Chicken and Mesquite Chop House. (June 3, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Trinkets, knickknacks make house a home

Corrine Lynch has collected figurines for more than 30 years and displays many of them on the outside of her home. (June 2, 2014, Page 1)

Local residents open homes to fellow gardeners

Guests of the Master Gardeners State Conference that was held in Oxford last week, got a tour of some of Oxford’s best gardens when seven local residents opened their homes during a garden tour. (May 30, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

New tennis courts almost ready

Work continues on the John Leslie Courts and the FNC Tennis Center next to Oxford Activity Center. A cold, wet winter and rainy spring have stalled completing the 12 new courts. (May 30, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

City names first Outstanding Employee

Vicki Bishop with the Public Works Department in Oxford was recently awarded the Virginia H. Chrestman Memorial Outstanding Employee Award. (May 29, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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