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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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    City eyes $47M in projects

    The city of Oxford has $47 million inn capital projects planned for this year and following years, depending when funding becomes available. (May 23, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

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      College Hill to be closed

      College Hill Road will be closed in mid-June for six weeks while construction crews cut the replace a box culvert between Joel Lane and Leighton Drive. (May 22, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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        Billboard company sues city

        Lamar OCI South Corp., which owns 18 billboards inside the city limits, is suing the city in the U.S. District Federal Court and in the Third Circuit Court, in an attempt to fight the city from forcing the company to remove the billboards and place them in industrial-zoned areas only. (May 22, 2012, Page 1)

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          Street names to be changed

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved the names for several former county roads that were annexed into the city in 2006. (May 21, 2012, Page 3)

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            Survey finds accessibility issues

            The Mayor’s Commission on Disability in Oxford is reviewing a lengthy report that highlights areas where the city fails to meet ADA requirements in city-owned buildings,parks and programs. (May 18, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Electric department presents 2013 budget

              The Oxford Electric Department presented its Fiscal Year 2013 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen Thursday. The board will review the $24 million budget and bring it up for a vote at its next board meeting. (May 18, 2012, Page 3A)

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                City taking in-depth look at tourism industry

                Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Young Strategies, Inc to do a six month study of the local tourism industry. (May 18, 2012, Page 1, 5A)

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                  Keep Mississippi Beautiful honors Patterson with award

                  Keep Mississippi Beautiful has awarded Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson with the Mayor of the Year award for Oxford’s commitment to recycling, sustainable living and improving littering. (May 17, 2012, Page 2A)

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                    Film project’s loss, local projects’ gain

                    Since filmmakers for the movie, “Admissions,” withdrew their request for a grant from the Oxford Tourism Council last month when they decided not to film in Oxford, $4,800 is now open to local projects or events that encourage tourism. Grant applications are due June 13 and can be downloaded from www.oxfordcvb.com. (May 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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