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City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

“With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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    Coleman Funeral Home shifts gears

    After a decade of serving the families of Oxford and Lafayette County, Coleman Funeral Home is redefining its role in the community with a new location, new owner and new mission for its service. (June 12, 2014, Page 6A)

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      Q&A with one of the new EAGLE owners

      Want to know a bit more about the plans for The Oxford EAGLE under its new ownership? Wonder why Boone Newspapers was interested in buying The EAGLE? What makes Todd Carpenter so optimistic about the newspaper industry? The answers to those and others questions from Carpenter, the leader of a group which purchased The EAGLE, are available for readers. (May 2, 2014, Page 9A)

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        New EAGLE owners have local connections

        The new owners of The Oxford EAGLE feature connections to Mississippi and the Oxford community. Minority owner Kevin Cooper is married to former Oxford High and Ole Miss graduate Julie Finley, whose parents still live here. Minority owner Steve Stewart once served on the EAGLE staff as a reporter and graduated from Ole Miss. Oxford Newsmedia President Todd Carpenter lives in Natchez and has called Mississippi home for 16 years. (May 2, 2014, Page 9A)

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          Agreement reached for sale of Oxford EAGLE

          An agreement for the sale of The Oxford EAGLE by members of the

          Phillips and Vasilyev families of Oxford has been reached in

          principle. Work to complete the transaction is under way. The buyer

          will be a newly formed Mississippi entity, Oxford Newsmedia, LLC.

          (more…) (April 25, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Monarch Boutique quickly becomes popular with local shoppers

            Monarch Boutique and Gifts has become a popular shop among locals in less than a year. The store is named in honor of Lauron Mill’s father.

              (March 17, 2014, Page 5)

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              Local salon gets makeover

              Bethany’s Day Spa and Salon located on Jackson Avenue in the Walmart shopping center has been renamed Stone Washed Salon. The owner, Andy Stone, has remodeled the salon as well since she bought it three years ago. (March 10, 2014, Page 12)

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                Shopping options south of town? Yes, please

                Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Plein Air seeks resort status in Taylor

                  Plein Air in Taylor, Ms. is seeking resort status to further its development. Resort status would allow them to be able to serve alcohol on the premises to attract more weddings as well as potential restaurants. (February 10, 2014, Page 10)

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                    Local eatery expands far beyond Oxford

                    Newk’s celebrated its 10th anniversary on Tuesday at its very first location on University Avenue. the company plans to have 200 total locations by 2019. (February 5, 2014, Page 1)

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