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National Guard Armory demolition comes to a halt

OXFORD — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has approved spending up to $100,000 to save the existing old National Guard Armory frame and roof to turn it into a pavilion for open-air events. The razing of the armory was stopped this week. Demolition contractor Southern General had stripped the building of most of its outer walls along with interior rooms ...

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Council rebrands in effort to push more visitors to Oxford Square

OXFORD — The Oxford Downtown Council has recently been rebranded as the Oxford Square Alliance. The Alliance has a new logo, and decals with the logo will be placed at member locations around the historic Oxford Square. “People from all over the world know about the Oxford Square,” says Mark Huelse, chair of the Oxford Square Alliance and co-owner of ...

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Old Taylor Road work makes it easier to get to Ole Miss football games

OXFORD — Ole Miss football fans who will be visiting Oxford this week for the first time since the spring will notice a significant difference in Old Taylor Road, a major entrance to the University of Mississippi campus. The Old Taylor Road interchange off Mississippi Highway 6 underwent a major transformation this spring, aimed at helping traffic flow more smoothly ...

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Oxford looking to develop campus-like 'clean industry'

OXFORD — City of Oxford leaders say they hope a proposed new planning district will help the area attract high-tech companies and research firms. City Planner Andrea Correll tells The Oxford Eagle that Oxford is trying to promote “clean industry.” Correll says she is working with representatives from FNC Inc. and Oxford Enterprise to develop aesthetic standards for a business ...

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Supreme Court rules for city in annexation case involving hospital

OXFORD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a state judge’s order that lets the city of Oxford annex the site of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new hospital. In March 2013, a Lafayette County chancery judge ruled in favor of several landowners who petitioned the court to allow Oxford to take in the property. The process is called inclusion, a ...

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Deputy city clerk indicted for embezzling from court

OXFORD — A deputy city clerk in Oxford has been indicted on charges she embezzled more than $12,700 from Lafayette County Justice Court receipts in 2012. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a news release that 46-year-old Alisa Liggins was released on $5,000 bond after she was booked at the sheriff’s department. Pickering says Liggins has been a deputy in ...

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Jackson becomes seventh city to pass anti-discrimination resolution

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has passed an anti-discrimination resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents — including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The council voted 3-1 yesterday to approve the resolution. Two council members were absent. Councilwoman LaRita Cooper Stokes voted against it. The movement in the state began in Starkville this ...

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Hospital site dispute goes to Supreme Court

OXFORD — Opponents are fighting a judge’s order that lets the city of Oxford annex the site of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new hospital without going through a formal proceeding. In March 2013, a Lafayette County chancery judge ruled in favor of several landowners who petitioned the court to allow Oxford to take in the property. The process is called ...

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Sixth Mississippi city passes LBGT resolution

BAY ST. LOUIS — The city of Bay St. Louis has unanimously passed a measure recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), the Human Rights Campaign reports. Bay St. Louis joins five other Mississippi cities — Starkville, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Magnolia and Oxford — which all passed similar actions ...

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Double roundabout project to get underway next week

OXFORD — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to begin a double roundabout project at Old Taylor Road in Oxford. The project will construct a double roundabout at the Old Taylor Road and Highway 6 intersection. There will be one roundabout on either side of the Old Taylor Road Bridge over Highway 6. The purpose of the project ...

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