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Jason Bailey

City fund earns $5M

The funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have earned just over $5 million since its inception and some city city leaders want to borrow a bit to help build a new activity center. 

 (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

Oxford plans for future needs

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently met to discuss possible capital projects including a new activity center, to gauge the city’s top priority as it plans for the future. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

Uber asks city to cut regs

Representatives from Uber, a technology-based transportation company, spoke before the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday to explain why they believe their drivers should not be considered vehicles for hire.

 (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

Aldermen review Adult Business Ordinance

While reviewing the proposed Adult Entertainment Ordinance during the first reading at Tuesday’s Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting, some aldermen questioned if one of the chosen districts is far enough away from Lamar Park to be a viable option. (December 4, 2013, Page 1, 14)

Mayor qualifies for re-election

In the first two days that residents could begin qualifying for Oxford’s municipal elections this year, six people officially tossed their hats in the ring, including the incumbent mayor, Pat Patterson. (January 4, 2013, Page 2A)

Who’s running for re-election?

With Wednesday the first day for folks to qualify for city elections, some aldermen have already made up their mind whether or not to rerun for office. (December 31, 2012, Page 1, 12)

Letters to the Editor

Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

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)

Bailey new Ward 6 alderman

Jason Bailey won the Ward 6 alderman election by 27 votes. Bailey was 13 votes a head when polls closed Tuesday night, however 25 affidavit votes were counted this morning by the Oxford Election Commission. Bailey was declared the winner over fellow candidate Katie Morrison at 10:45 this morning. (February 29, 2012, Page 1)

Ward 6 runoff set Tuesday

The race for the Ward 6 seat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen will be decided Tuesday and candidates Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison say they are thankful for the experience and the support shown to them by their fellow neighbors. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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