The Oxford City Market will open for the first time at 3 p.m. Tuesday with about 13 vendors selling produce and baked goods. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The summer schedule for the Oxford University Transit system will start on Monday. Ridership has continued to increase on the popular mass transit option. (May 9, 2013, Page 2A)
Parking around the Square will change from a two-hour limit to a three-hour limit in about 45 days after members of the Board of Aldermen had no objections to the recommendation by the Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to change the parking limit. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A)
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)
The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)
Two ward seats will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election with only Democrat candidates running in wards 4 and 5. The democratic candidate for mayor will also be decided. The primary election will be held at the Oxford Conference Center this year. For years, it’s been held at the Oxford Activity Center but city officials moved the election to the OCC to better accommodate larger crowds and in anticipation of tennis court construction. Voting begins at 7 a.m. and polls will close at 7 p.m. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)
City will have more than $850,000 in its general fund to use for a variety of projects. The funds come from the city’s $30M received from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi that’s being invested by investment firm, Glenmede. (May 2, 2013, Page 2)
Here’s some highlights from Tuesday’s city election forum hosted by the Oxford EAGLE at the Oxford Conference Center.
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Mayor Pat Patterson met his two challengers Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center where the three candidates spoke on topics like budget, parking and alcohol sales. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)
The Oxford Fire Department is accepting applications for its five-day fire academy for children 6 to 12 years old that will become in June. Applications may be picked up from any city fire department and turned in by May 21. (April 30, 2013, Page 3)