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Cold beer fans show support

A public hearing was held at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night at City Hall with a standing-room only crowd where the majority of those attending supported the city removing a clause from an ordinance preventing the sale of cold beer and light wine. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)

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    Plans for official BMX track off course

    The BMX track built through a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant at FNC Park will probably remain a place for kids to ride their bicycles downa few dirt hills after a state Attorney General’s opinion blocked efforts to make the track an official BMX-sanctioned race track. (August 6, 2013, Page 2)

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      Fire department revamps pay scales

      Part of the $3.7 million budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 submitted by the Oxford Fire Department includes a 6.5 percent raise in salaries for captains and battalion chiefs which is part of a new pay scale program Sallis is hoping to gain support for from the aldermen. (August 5, 2013, Page 3)

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        City may hike water, sewer rates

        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)

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          OPC asks to add staff person

          More budget hearing continued this week with the Oxford Park Commission and several other recreational departments presenting their budgets to the Board of Aldermen for review. OPC Director Rob Boyd is requesting another full-time staff person to help manage the growing OPC. (August 2, 2013, Page 2A)

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            City trust fund dips, rebounds

            The Fed’s stimulus announcement in June caused the returns of Oxford’s $30 million investment to dip ending the second quarter of the fiscal year with a -0.7 percent return.
            However, the Fed shortly announced it changed its position and fixed income investments rallied allowing Oxford’s returns to jump back up to 2.1 percent gain in July. (August 1, 2013, Page 1)

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              Bike safety film takes top prize

              Greg Earnest took home the top prize of $500 for his 2-minute film on sharing the road during the first OxFilm Challenge Tuesday night. The People’s Choice award went to Oxford’s youngest filmmakers, 10-year-olds Josephine Gladden and Adele Johnson. (July 31, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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                Filmmakers vie for cash awards Tuesday

                Filmmakers will show their 2-minute films about road safety at The Lyric Oxford at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The films will be judged and the winner will take home $500. (July 29, 2013, Page 3)

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                  Masked bandit caught in tree

                  The Oxford Police Department and an off-duty fireman captured a raccoon Friday who has been seen running around the Square with a jar stuck on its head since Thursday. (July 29, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Local furry masked bandit eludes capture

                    The Oxford Police Department was searching for a “masked” bandit last night who apparently is still on the loose and running around the Square. The perpetrator is described as gray and black with black masking around the face — and a jar on its head. (July 26, 2013, Page 1A)

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