Oxford’s Public Works Department will be seeking approval for a 5-percent raise on water and sewer service to help off-set costs for several upcoming large projects to improve and expand service. (August 2, 2013, Page 1A)
The city of Oxford has hired nine youths as part of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Urban Youth Corps program. They will spend eight weeks working in various city departments while learning valuable work and life skills. (June 25, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau will soon have a new home and a new name and image. (May 23, 2013, Page 1, 5)
Mayor Pat Patterson has won a spot on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for the general election on June 4 after soundly beating his opponent, Jason Plunk, in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday. Patterson won with 1,360 votes to Plunk’s 198 votes. The results include affidavit votes that were counted this morning at City Hall.
Patterson will now face Independent candidate Todd Wade next month.
About 1,656 voted in Tuesday’s primary which is about a 14.8 percent voter turnout. Oxford has 11,176 registered voters. In 2009, about 1,500 voters turned out for the primary election. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)
Here’s some highlights from Tuesday’s city election forum hosted by the Oxford EAGLE at the Oxford Conference Center.
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A new historical marker was unveiled Thursday in front of City Hall the briefly hits on some Oxford’s history. (April 26, 2013, Page 1A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a budget amendment for the Oxford Police Department to purchase 16 new body armor vests for its patrol officers. The vests being replaced, which have two to three years left under warranty, will be given to reserve officers. Read about this and other actions by the aldermen during Tuesday night’s meeting in today’s EAGLE. (April 3, 2013, Page 2)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday the demolition of a 1890′s home on Madison Avenue and the plans for the home that will take its place. (April 3, 2013, Page 1, 14)
Employees with the city of Oxford will soon be taking part in a new project to help clean up the gateways into Oxford. (February 11, 2013, Page 1)
A project to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety through the interchanges at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue has been set in motion by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (February 8, 2013, Page 2A)