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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Sunday alcohol sales pass

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 to approve Sunday alcohol sales at its regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance change will go into effect in 30 days and alcohol will be able to be sold in bars and restaurants from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (February 18, 2014, Page 1, 10)

City debates setting curfew for teens

The Oxford Board of Aldermen discussed a proposal by Oxford Police Chief Joey East to create a curfew for teens under 16 years old during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (September 4, 2013, Page 3)

Aldermen changing meeting time

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move the time of their regular meetings from 6 to 5 p.m. during Tuesday night’s regular meeting. (July 24, 2013, Page 2A)

Cold beer talk on tap Tuesday

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will discuss whether or not it’s time to change the city’s ordinance and allow stores to sell cold beer at Tuesday’s meeting which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall. (July 22, 2013, Page 1, 12)

Square parking to go to 3 hours

Parking around the Square will change from a two-hour limit to a three-hour limit in about 45 days after members of the Board of Aldermen had no objections to the recommendation by the Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to change the parking limit. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A)

Low turnout in primary election

Mayor Pat Patterson has won a spot on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for the general election on June 4 after soundly beating his opponent, Jason Plunk, in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday. Patterson won with 1,360 votes to Plunk’s 198 votes. The results include affidavit votes that were counted this morning at City Hall.

Patterson will now face Independent candidate Todd Wade next month.

About 1,656 voted in Tuesday’s primary which is about a 14.8 percent voter turnout. Oxford has 11,176 registered voters. In 2009, about 1,500 voters turned out for the primary election. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

Alcohol on Sunday?

BREAKING NEWS —  The Board of Aldermen approved to form a committee to research the possibility of future Sunday sales including a change in laws and restrictions to redefine restaurants and bars as well as other needed ordinances. The motion carried 4-3.

The Board of Aldermen denied 6-1 to request Sunday Alcohol Sales from the Alcoholic Beverage Control on 4th of July and home football weekends for this year with the restaurants being open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Alderman-at-large John Morgan voted for the proposal.

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