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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Sunday Focus – Legal pot effort sprouts

Supporters of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi are gathering signatures here and around the state to put the issue before the voters. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

OPC prepares pool for summer

To get the Oxford City Pool ready for swimmers to cool off, the Oxford Park Commission recently approved advertising for contractors to make much-needed repairs and renovations to the city’s quickly aging pool.

 (January 16, 2015, Page 1)

Read and ride

The LOU Reads coalition is seeking to spread the word about the importance of reading through the use of PSAs on local transit buses.

 (January 15, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Shaw house work begins

Restorations have begun at the Shaw-Kennedy house and developers received a nob from the historic preservation commission Tuesday to continue working on the historic house. (January 14, 2015, Page 1, 12)

HPC OKs demolition of ‘Heisman House’

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved plans to tear down a house on the corner of Price Street and North Lamar, and gave a nod to what developers plan to put in its place.

 (January 14, 2015, Page 1, 12)

Reps talk issues over eggs

Local representatives from the Mississippi House and Senate gathered at the Oxford Conference Center Monday to enjoy breakfast and talk about the current Legislative session and what issues they may be dealing with for the next few months during the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. (January 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Taxi firm can’t be run from home

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request to allow the owner of Angel Taxi to operate her business in her home.

 (January 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Early Saturday wreck claims veteran’s life

Cpl. Justin Sanders Haynes, 26, owner of Montgomery & Co. Pumping, LLC, and U.S. Marine Corp veteran who served recently in Afghanastan, was killed Saturday when his car went off the side of the road while traveling east on Highway 30. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck. (January 12, 2015, Page 3)

Meter funds stable

Revenues from parking meters in December remained consistant despite several holidays and students from Ole Miss leaving for winter break. (January 12, 2015, Page 1)

New law deflects nature’s damage

The Oxford Board of Aldermen passed a new law Tuesday that allows older homes to rebuild after a natural disaster, even if the house doesn’t meet current setback codes and other newer ordinances. 

 (January 9, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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