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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Fest heats up sales

The Oxford Downtown Council invites everyone to its annual Summer Fest on the Square which will feature sidewalk sales from participating merchants, face painting, balloon art and free snacks. (August 8, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Few oppose new cab ordinance

    Only about three cab drivers spoke during the public hearing Tuesday night at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting against some of the changes in the proposed amendments for the city’s taxi laws. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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      Shaw fight over for now

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a four-lot subdivision for the Shaw property after months of debate between developers and land owners. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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        Oxford hotel moves forward

        As construction moves along on the main infrastructure of the former Downtown Inn, developers are tweaking plans on lighting, awnings and balconies. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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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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            Clydesdale gussies up Mounted Patrol

            Clydesdale horses and Budwiser breweries are often synonymous; however in Oxford, one Clydesdale mare is doing more than looking pretty on a beer commercial — she’s helping to serve and protect local citizens and visitors to our town. (July 30, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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              Office Park Drive closed

              Office Park Drive is closed today and tomorrow so the Oxford Electric Company can begin work to relocate utilities for the future widening of Highway 7. (July 28, 2014, Page 1)

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                Humane Society asks for funds from city aldermen

                The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society presented its Fiscal Year 2015 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen earlier this week. The shelter reported it took 753 cats and dogs from inside the city limits. The shelter charges the city $114 per day for 10 days for each cat and $119 for each dog for 10 days. The city also pays for animal control services within the city limits which is a part of the shelter’s budget. (July 24, 2014, Page 3)

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                  Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

                  In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Oxford battles brown water

                    Public Works to spend $1 million to try to solve ugly water issues for some city residents. (July 23, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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