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Board OKs Sunday alcohol sales

While the Board of Aldermen approved Sunday alcohol sales for on-premise permit holders on Tuesday, supporters should wait to pop the cork to celebrate until Mayor Pat Patterson decides if he will veto the issue. If he does not, than the city must wait for state approval. The board also heard the first reading of an ordinance amendment allowing Sunday off-premise sales from noon to 6 p.m. which means beer and light wine could be sold at convenience stores. The mayor promised to veto the issue if passed. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

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    City passes some Sunday sales – sort of?

    BREAKING NEWS — The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 this evening in support of a resolution that will allow on-premise alcohol sales on certain Sundays, such as those after Ole Miss home football games and those Sundays when a holiday falls them, such as Valentine’s Day. Mayor Pat Patterson has two weeks to decide whether he will veto the resolution. If he does not veto the resolution, the board can take the request to the the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board. (December 7, 2010)

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      County: Open hospital talks

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to hold all future negotiations between the city of Oxford, Lafayette County and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials in open, public meetings.

      Supervisor Mike Pickens made the motion, claiming recent information released to the public through the media had been inaccurate.

      The vote passed unanimously to hold all negotiations with Baptist in an open forum unless advised to do so otherwise by board attorney David O’Donnell. (December 7, 2010, Page 1)

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        Parade kicks off Christmas season

        The Oxford Lion’s Club Christmas Parade announced its winners Tuesday morning after Monday evenings cold, yet musical, hour long parade of floats, musical acts and antique cars. (December 7, 2010, Page 1)

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          Sunday alcohol sales resurface

          The Board of Aldermen will consider two Sunday alcohol sales issues on Tuesday after a year of discussions, denied requests from the Oxford Restaurant Association and an Alcohol Task Force that found more than half of Oxford residents in favor of sales. (December 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Burned bowling alley structure demolished

            While The Lanes bowling alley has been released to an insurance company by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the investigation into what caused the massive blaze that destroyed Oxford’s bowling alley continues.

            The shell of what remained of the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old building was demolished last week. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Christmas parades set to roll

              Water Valley and Taylor will host their annual Christmas Parade this Saturday afternoon with Oxford to follow on Monday at 7 p.m. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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                New Jewish groups form at Ole Miss

                Faculty member Wendy Goldberg began holding Sabbath services in August where about 50 people have been attending. From the faculty and staff group, students formed an official student organization, University of Mississippi Jewish Community, which is holding its first event this weekend.

                The UMJC’s inaugural Hanukkah Latke Study Break Party will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Student Union Ballroom. The cost is $5 for nonstudents, while students can attend the party for free. There will be latkes, drinks, games and face painting. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Historic windows have brighter future

                  The stained glass windows in Ventress Hall will receive a renovation of the lead holding them together over the next few months thansk to Pearl River Glass Studio and a grant by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Break-ins expected to climb in country

                    Lafayette County Sheriff’s investigators were kept hopping last year as home burglaries increased rapidly throughout the holiday season.

                    Investigator Scott Mills said while less burglaries have occurred in the county compared to this time last year, he expects things to pick up quickly. Many of the recent burglaries show some signs of semblance, however Mills said he and the other investigators aren’t sure they are all related. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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