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Monday, July 28, 2014

Dee Hobbs

Year in Review: Oxford breaks the seal on cold beer

The retail sale of cold beer in convenience stores and groceries being allowed in Oxford for the first time in decades leads the headlines for the third quarter of 2013 in The EAGLE’s annual review of top stories from the previous year. (December 30, 2013, Page 1)

Cold beer reaction remains quiet

While some people expressed concern that selling cold beer in Oxford takes away from the city’s charm, most are happy to see it finally arrive. (August 23, 2013, Page 1A)

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)

Sunday beer sales proposed

While considering revamping city codes to allow cold beer and light wine sales in Oxford for the first time in 40 years appeared to be a progressive move for the Board of Aldermen, Alderman Janice Antonow gave the board more food — or beverage — for thought by suggesting the board also consider allowing off-site beer sales on Sundays. The board will consider their options during a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 6. (July 24, 2013, Page 1A, 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)

City nixes more bar hours

A request to extend bar hours until 2 a.m. was denied by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. The board did approve $37,000 for security cameras to install around the Square by mid-August to improve security after recent crimes in the area. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

Support building for Sunday alcohol sales?

After months of off-and-on debate over whether Oxford should allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, some local leaders are indicating they’re ready to let the community finally decide this long simmering issue. (April 29, 2010, Page 1-5)

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