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New Historic Properties board debuts

With less than a month before it takes over managing Oxford’s historic homes, the newly formed Historic Properties Commission met Friday for the first time. (September 2, 2013, Page 1A)

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    OPD plans to increase speeding patrol

    The Oxford Police Department will be beefing up patrols over the next several weeks in hopes to cut down on drivers speeding on Oxford’s roads. (August 28, 2013, Page 1)

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      Oxford Commons area sees signs of progress

      Construction projects around Oxford Commons are picking up steam  -  either just getting started or are almost complete, like the new Malco Family Entertainment Center which is expected to open some of its doors in September. (August 26, 2013, Page 1A)

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        Tourism tax numbers increase in June

        As parents and students came from all over to visit the University of Mississippi during orientation this year, they stayed in hotels and dined in Oxford’s restaurants, making the 2 percent tourism tax totals climb during the month of June.  Tourism Manager Mary Allyn Hedges presented the figures for the hotel/motel tax and 2 percent food and beverage tax for the month of June during Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (August 22, 2013, Page 1,2)

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          City tries to curb potential parking problems

          Expecting an onslaught of vehicles looking for places to park during the upcoming home football games, the Oxford Board of Aldermen are taking proactive steps to help keep people from parking where they aren’t suppose to park. (August 21, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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            Oxford OKs cold beer sales

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to remove a clause in the city ordinance that required beer and light wine to be sold at room temperature, allowing cold beer sales in Oxford from grocery stores and gas stations, seven days a week. (August 20, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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              Bike lane work nears end

              The construction of 11 miles of new bike lanes around Oxford is just about complete and is awaiting final approval from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. (August 20, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                City won’t raise taxes — this year

                The good news for Oxonians coming from City Hall this morning is that the millage rate will not need to be increased to balance the city’s 2013-14 budget. However, that could change next year, according to Mayor Pat Patterson. (August 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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                  More Than A Meal returns Tuesday

                  Going into its fourth year, More Than A Meal has lived up to its name, providing education, life-skill programs and, most importantly, fellowship. The free meal starts back up at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center. (August 16, 2013, Page 1A)

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                    Oxford may cut proposed wage increase

                    To help balance the city budget, the Oxford Board of Aldermen is considering granting a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment raise instead of the 3 percent given to city employees last year. (August 16, 2013, Page 1A)

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