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September 11, 2012

Local bars and Oxford police are dealing with an increased number of people who have been drinking on the Square on any given night. During the fall, the party is mainly in the Grove on football game days, but for the rest of the school year, the Oxford Square is the place to go for a good time. This party atmosphere on the Square every weekend has forced bar owners, bartenders and Oxford police to evaluate the best ways to deal with people who have been drinking.

Local bars and Oxford police are dealing with an increased number of people who have been drinking on the Square on any given night. During the fall, the party is mainly in the Grove on football game days, but for the rest of the school year, the Oxford Square is the place to go for a good time. This party atmosphere on the Square every weekend has forced bar owners, bartenders and Oxford police to evaluate the best ways to deal with people who have been drinking.

February 2, 2012

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA have awarded the University of Mississippi an $84,344 grant to continue researching ways to upgrade the university’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.
In 2006, Ole Miss became the first college in the state to form and have a mitigation plan approved. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning now requires each public university to have such a plan in place.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA have awarded the University of Mississippi an $84,344 grant to continue researching ways to upgrade the university’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.
In 2006, Ole Miss became the first college in the state to form and have a mitigation plan approved. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning now requires each public university to have such a plan in place.

October 26, 2011

Two months and $37,000 later, Oxford Police Department’s security cameras on the Square are still filming in an effort to decrease crime.

 

Two months and $37,000 later, Oxford Police Department’s security cameras on the Square are still filming in an effort to decrease crime.

After working on the idea of adding 10 extra video surveillance cameras on the Oxford Square since April, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the purchase July 5, and the cameras were installed on Aug. 15 by the Madison-based company ADGIX. 

August 24, 2011

 

The Oxford Police Department is watching you. 

Security cameras have been placed outside various bars and businesses on the Square at a reported cost of $50,000 and will be monitored by dispatchers at the OPD. 

 

The Oxford Police Department is watching you. 

Security cameras have been placed outside various bars and businesses on the Square at a reported cost of $50,000 and will be monitored by dispatchers at the OPD. 

February 9, 2011

 

Lafayette County Emergency Management works to ensure Oxford is prepared for weather disasters, but its staff can’t do all the work. 

David Shaw, director of Lafayette County Emergency Management, said residents need to take the initiative and should know how to prepare themselves for weather emergencies. 

Even though Oxford is not under the threat of disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes each year, Shaw said his team is always trying to prepare for the worst-case scenario. 

October 4, 2010

Whether someone has started a fight, been caught drinking underage, or has just become too intoxicated, seeing someone escorted by a bouncer from a bar isn’t an uncommon site in most college towns. 

Whether someone has started a fight, been caught drinking underage, or has just become too intoxicated, seeing someone escorted by a bouncer from a bar isn’t an uncommon site in most college towns.