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Disability group wants full-time ADA director

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to consider hiring a permanent, part-time American with Disabilities Act director to help monitor new construction and comliancy issues. (July 31, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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    City looks to give parking violators the boot

    As the Oxford Board of Aldermen consider implementing a tougher parking enforcement program and hiring a parking management company, habitual overtime parking offenders could notice something is missing during their next trip to the Square — their car. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Thursday he has given authority to the Oxford Police Department to begin towing cars which have the highest amount of unpaid parking tickets from the Square. (July 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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      Baptist funds increase through investments

      Since acquiring the $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital’s current facility in August, the city has earned an additional $123m794 by investing the money. (July 3, 2012, Page 3)

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        Charges filed against building inspector

        An Oxford building inspector has been charged with simple assault for allegedly pulling out a knife during an argument with a contractor. (July 3, 2012, Page 2)

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          City voting wards reworked

          The newly appointed Oxford Redistricting Committee reviewed a proposed redistricting map Wednesday. The map will be available online, www.oxfordms.net, or at City Hall for the public to view prior to a public hearing to be planned for sometime in June. The new map brings down Oxford’s deviation from the One Man, One Vote rule from 50.2 percent to 5 percent. (May 24, 2012, Page 1)

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            Paid parking meeting planned

            As the city moves forward with implementing a paid parking system, city officials want the public to understand it’s not about making money but to manage parking. At 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public hearing to allow Standard Parking to present its recommendations, show off the equipment proposed to be used for the paid parking system and answer questions from the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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              City offers summer jobs to youths

              The city of Oxford, through a grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will be hiring more than 20 area youths, from 16 to 25 to work for the city for 10 weeks this summer doing mostly outdoor work. Applications are being accepted through 5 this evening at City Hall. (May 4, 2012, Page 2A)

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                City begins Vision 2040 process

                While it’s only 2012, Oxford officials are looking to revamp the Vision 2020 plan and look ahead to where the city hopes to be in 2040 in terms of transportation, land use development and civic enrichment. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                  Donor offers to help fund IPF

                  Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
                  Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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                    City, county to discuss new hospital

                    Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials are expected to announce the location of its new, proposed $300 million regional hospital today at a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall. (April 17, 2012, Page 1)

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