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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cary Sallis

New pay policy aims to save money

Oxford to cut overtime expenses with new policy. (March 13, 2014, Page 1, 5)

Fire codes may get some teeth

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider an ordinance to add fines to the city’s fire codes for those who are cited for fire code infractions, up to $500 or more in some instances. A public hearing will be held on the ordinance amendment during the 5 p.m. Board of Aldermen meeting on March 4. (February 27, 2014, Page 1, 10)

Barney could be wearing red

Oxford’s old time police car, named “Barney,”  could soon have a new home with the Oxford Fire Department. (August 12, 2013, Page 1)

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)

City to get professional fireworks show for 4th

This year’s Fourth of July firework show will be shot off by a professional pyrotechnician after the committee and Oxford Fire Department, which has put on the fireworks for many years in Oxford,  agreed it was time to pass the job over to the professionals. (May 10, 2013, Page 3A)

Fire, police sporting new rides

Oxford Police Department and the Oxford Fire Department both have new vehicles for their departments. OPD has four new black Dodge Chargers and the fire department has a new pumper truck that officials say looks more “old school.” (February 28, 2013, Page 1)

More free parking on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider changing the city’s parking ordinances that will remove spaces on Monroe Street and along Jackson Avenue near City Hall from the regulated two-hour parking limit. (February 6, 2013, Page 1, 6)

Location changed for new fire station

City officials are looking at land located near the U.S. Post Office on McElroy Drive for the location of a new central fire station. (July 20, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Fourth of July activities ramped up

This year’s Fourth of July festivities have been made bigger and better to help Oxford celebrate its 175th birthday along with Independence Day. (July 3, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Firehouse Subs provides OFD with new tools

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the Oxford Fire Department $19,000 in extrication equipment recently that will allow firefighters to rescue people in a faster and safer manner. (December 8, 2011, Page 2)

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