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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Janice Antonow

Former Oxford mayor Pat Lamar dies at 71

Former mayor Pat Lamar was Oxford’s first, and so far only female mayor. She was known for wanting to make Oxford beautiful and a thriving community for its citizens. Lamar lost her battle to cancer on Monday at the age of 71. (September 25, 2012, Page 1)

New parking changes OK’d by aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved new ordinances Tuesday that make parking enforcement stricter around the premium spots on the Square.
The board voted unanimously to accept the ordinance changes that change the two-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the two-hour parking limit has only traditionally been enforced Monday through Friday, the ordinance already on the books allows for Saturday enforcement as well. Standard Parking, a Chicago-based company hired by the city this summer to manage the parking downtown, will be enforcing the two-hour limit on Saturdays. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)

Parking lot contract OK’d

The city of Oxford is now the owner of a new parking lot. Aldermen approved Tuesday spending $2.35 million for almost an acre of land near the existing city parking lot behind the Vieux Carré building. Read about the contract and other city business that happened at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (September 5, 2012, Page 2)

Mayor presents wish list

As budget talks continue among department heads and the Oxford Board of Aldermen, Mayor Pat Patterson presented his own, “wish list” to the board this week. (July 25, 2012, Page 2)

No pay increase for Oxford aldermen

Board of Aldermen vote to keep salary at current level for mayor and aldermen. (July 16, 2012, Page 1)

City begins Vision 2040 process

While it’s only 2012, Oxford officials are looking to revamp the Vision 2020 plan and look ahead to where the city hopes to be in 2040 in terms of transportation, land use development and civic enrichment. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Aldermen ponder Old Taylor Road options

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are making fixing traffic issues on Old Taylor Road a high priority. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford may soon expand

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to allow City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to an annexation request from property owners hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

Slow down, you drive too fast

City officials are looking into creating a policy to allow neighborhoods to request speed humps on their streets. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

City: Annex request has merits

Oxford Board of Alderman are considering whether or not to fight an annexation request by property owners hoping to sell 160 acres to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to use for its new regional hospital. (February 22, 2012, Page 1)

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