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Friday, August 29, 2014

Jay Hughes

Mayor Pat Patterson re-elected

Incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson won Tuesday’s election with 2,122 votes. His opponent Todd Wade took 1,220 votes. In the Ward 1 and 2 races, both incumbents lost their reelection bids. In Ward 1, Jay Hughes won with 485 votes over incumbent Ney William’s 450 votes. In Ward 2, Robyn Tannehill received 664 votes compared to incumbent E.O. Oliver’s 216 votes. (June 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

Final days of election

Read profiles for the candidates and general information on Oxford’s upcoming election for mayor and Wards 1 and 2 aldermen. (May 31, 2013, Page 1A, 5A, 8A)

Big money spent in race

Last campaign reports before election were filed Tuesday by mayoral and aldermen candidates. (May 29, 2013, Page 1, 2)

One more week to qualify for city elections

Oxford citizens wishing for a spot on the Board of Aldermen or even as mayor have one week to qualify for the June election. Local attorney Jay Hughes is the latest to toss his hat into the race. (March 1, 2013, Page 2A)

Free Wi-Fi coming to Square

Oxford attorneys Jay Hughes and Nicholas Brown with the Hughes Brown law firm are footing the bill to provide free Internet wireless access to the downtown area. (August 2, 2012, Page 1)

Putting the breaks on speeders

City engineers recently re-striped North 14th Street with double yellow lines in an effort to slow down traffic. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

Preservation tables building demolitions

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled two discussions involving the possible demolition of two unrelated buildings. (May 9, 2012, Page 2)

Speed humps still on the table

The Oxford Board of Aldermen advised the city engineer Tuesday to tweak a 2007 policy on allowing neighborhoods to request speed humps and include adding suggestions from board members and other city officials, including adding the Oxford Pathways Commission as the lead agency to determine priority. Read about speed humps and other city business from Tuesday’s regular meeting in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (March 7, 2012, Page 2)

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)

Concerns with autopsy delay

Concerns are growing over the time it takes for autopsies to be performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Jackson. Some families are waiting more than a week to get their loved one’s body returned home for the funeral and 30 to 60 days for the report to be mailed so they can collect insurance money to help pay for the funeral. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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