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September 21, 2012

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end.

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end. The construction, which is part of Oxford’s Pathways Projects, will result in new bike paths on College Hill Road and is predicted to be finished by next week, according to Reanna G. Mayoral, assistant city engineer. Work began on the path in June with a six-week shutdown of traffic to replace a box culvert.

July 24, 2012

The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will be in Lomé, Togo on an engineer mission trip August 6-13

 
The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will be in Lomé, Togo on an engineer mission trip August 6-13. The team of eight will consist of three professors and five students.
The students in the study abroad program will earn one class credit. The team has had to raise about $30,000 to pay for the trip.

April 12, 2012

It’s time to say happy 20th birthday to someone special to all of us: text messaging. This year text messaging will celebrate its 20th birthday, and everyone is invited.

It’s time to say happy 20th birthday to someone special to all of us: text messaging. This year text messaging will celebrate its 20th birthday, and everyone is invited.
The first text message was sent at a Vodaphone Christmas party in 1992 from a computer to an Orbitel 901 handset, and it said “Merry Christmas,” according to urban legend.
But with age comes responsibility.

March 22, 2012

The Oxford Board of Aldermen delayed the authorization of a new speed bump policy at its March 20 meeting.The Oxford Board of Aldermen delayed the authorization of a new speed bump policy at its March 20 meeting.

 

The Oxford Board of Aldermen delayed the authorization of a new speed bump policy at its March 20 meeting.

City engineer Bart Robinson proposed that the aldermen consider options outside of speed bumps, but Mayor Pat Patterson said he wanted to move forward with the policy.

“It’s needed,” he said. “The people of Oxford want this.”

Robinson gave examples of alternative options, including paint and roundabouts.

November 6, 2011

The sixth generation, code-named F30, BMW 3-series sedan will hit dealerships this February, and it will be a little bigger, a little lighter and will jump on the eco-train with a hybrid variant. 

 

The sixth generation, code-named F30, BMW 3-series sedan will hit dealerships this February, and it will be a little bigger, a little lighter and will jump on the eco-train with a hybrid variant. 

Let’s start with the heart of the 3 series, the engines. Both the engines for the 2012 3-series will utilize BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology, which, despite its name, has just one turbocharger. 

October 23, 2011

Soon, Texas-based alumnus will be able to show off their University of Mississippi Spirit.
The Ole Miss–Texas license plate is a joint effort by the Rebel Club of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Rebel Club and San Antonio and Austin Ole Miss Club.
MyPlates, the specialty plate’s vendor for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, has assisted the foundation with marketing.
Rebecca Bertrand, vice president of Houston Rebel Club, said the plates will showcase Ole Miss.

September 23, 2010

The fire at The Lanes and Brass Monkey on Wednesday morning totaled the building, but the woes didn’t stop there.

 

The fire at The Lanes and Brass Monkey on Wednesday morning totaled the building, but the woes didn’t stop there.

 

September 1, 2010

The state of Mississippi will update its flood maps in November to better serve its citizens in flood disasters.

 

The state of Mississippi will update its flood maps in November to better serve its citizens in flood disasters.

 

August 25, 2010

The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously August 17 to approve the city of Oxford’s $2.3 million purchase of Bell Utilities, a water and sewage company that serves county residents.

 

The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously August 17 to approve the city of Oxford’s $2.3 million purchase of Bell Utilities, a water and sewage company that serves county residents.

 

Bell Utilities, which serves about 1,200 customers in Lafayette County, will not be bought as an entire entity. The city will only acquire its sewer and water systems.

 

City Engineer Bart Robinson said the acquisition gives Oxford the option to expand the water and sewer system in the future.

 

August 24, 2010

School of journalism Dean Will Norton said without Jerry Campbell, the Student Media Center would not have become what it is today.

 

School of journalism Dean Will Norton said without Jerry Campbell, the Student Media Center would not have become what it is today.

 

June 15, 2010

Only a few water lines may rupture in Oxford city limits during a year, but they are not uncommon

 

Only a few water lines may rupture in Oxford city limits during a year, but they are not uncommon.

 

The city currently has a plan in place to replace some of the older and thinner pipes around the city.

 

June 14, 2010

 

The City of Oxford is looking into buying Bell Utilities, per the company’s request.

 

The City of Oxford is looking into buying Bell Utilities, per the company’s request.

 

Bart Robinson, Oxford City Engineer, said he believes that the Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson are seriously considering buying the business.

 

“They have spent a lot of time putting some numbers down, and the board has spent between $10,000 and $20,000 to get the system appraised,” Robinson said.

 

June 14, 2010

The main water line on the Square ruptured on Saturday afternoon, resulting in flooding and sedimentation on the streets.

 

The main water line on the Square ruptured on Saturday afternoon, resulting in flooding and sedimentation on the streets. The 8-inch cast iron water main ruptured due to a crack on the bottom side of the pipe that was too long to cover, according Hunter McGonagill, assistant city engineer.

 

June 8, 2010

Earlier last Spring semester, I wrote on Apple’s new magical and revolutionary product, the iPad. Now, I want to talk about the company’s next mystical and all-powerful device: the iPhone 4.

 

Earlier last Spring semester, I wrote on Apple’s new magical and revolutionary product, the iPad. Now, I want to talk about the company’s next mystical and all-powerful device: the iPhone 4.