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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lynn Robbins

Electric department presents 2013 budget

The Oxford Electric Department presented its Fiscal Year 2013 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen Thursday. The board will review the $24 million budget and bring it up for a vote at its next board meeting. (May 18, 2012, Page 3A)

More help for utility bills

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved increasing the amount of money the Plus One Program can offer to elderly or disabled Oxford Electric customers who are having trouble paying an electric bill. (March 8, 2012, Page 1)

Another storm blows through

While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

Power restored to most residents

Around 2,000 residents are still without power in the county while city residents mostly have power back on after 12 hours of storms that wreaked havoc on poles and electric wires. (April 28, 2011, Page 5)

Plans offered to save money by saving energy

TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

Squirrels causing power outages throughout Oxford

When the lights flicker, it could mean another grey squirrel has lost his life on a power line in Oxford. Squirrels cause $10-$15,000 in damages each year despite City of Oxford’s Electric Department’s best efforts to keep them away. (December 29, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford lights burn brighter

More than 1,800 street lights in the City of Oxford are gradually being replaced with more energy efficient bulbs due to the upcoming Jan. 1 deadline when mercury vapor bulbs will no longer be available. (November 23, 2010, Page 1)

Electric dept. seeks $20M budget

The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

Blown switch: 1,500 in the dark

A blown switch at the Oxford Electric Department substation left about 1,500 residents without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

City clears clutter caused by cables

A $1 million project to put electric wires underground along University Avenue in the works for more than a year is now complete. (April 22, 2010, Page 1)

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