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Monday, May 25, 2015

Mike Martin

Oxford High School principal juggles present, future

Third in a series following the first year of Oxford High School Principal Mike Martin where Martin shares the work put into planning for the new school and working with students and improving discipline. (March 22, 2011, Page 6)

OPD investigates graffiti on Square

Someone tagged Ajax Diner and the Skipwith Cottage with black spraypaint sometimes Sunday night. Ajax Diner owner Randy Yates is offered a $300 reward for information. (February 1, 2011, Page 2)

Aldermen OK new leash law

The leash law has been amended to strengthen some language to ensure pets remain on a leash when on public property, particularly in places like Pat Lamar Park. Owners may find themselves with a $173 fine if they don’t follow the law. (December 22, 2010, Page 1)

Holiday season is burglary season

During the holidays theft climbs about 40 percent in the city of Oxford so police chief Mike Martin shares tips with you on how to keep your possessions safe. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

First nine weeks a modest success

This is the second in an occasional series following the first year of the new Oxford High School principal, Mike Martin. Martin said while attendance is up and cell phone and bullying is down, he has a way to go in helping to improve classrooms. (November 2, 2010, Page 2)

Staying safe this Halloween

Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to be careful this Halloween which will be held Sunday in Oxford. Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin recommends some safety tips. (October 29, 2010, Page 3A)

Voters OK school bond

The $30 million bond issue for the Oxford School District passed by receiving 68 percent of the vote Tuesday. The referendum needed 60 percent for passage. The bonds will be used to build a new high school and improve the other schools in the district to handle the growing student population. (October 26, 2010, Page 1, 2)

Fire strikes bowling alley

An early morning fire left The Lanes bowing alley and Brass Monkey bar and grill destroyed — and Oxford residents without water.

The combination of a high-profile fire and lack of water made for hectic start of the day for emergency responders and hundreds of the city’s residents.

The cause of the city’s water problem started hours before the fire, when a Chevy Tahoe ran off Molly Barr Road at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck an electric pole, knocking it down, according to city officials. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford OKs budget

The city of Oxford approved the 2011 fiscal year budget of $19.5 million while managing to maintain the city’s millage rate at 27.27 – the same rate it has held since 2005. (September 16, 2010, Page 1, 5)

Cars barred in Square alley

11th street will now be pedestrian only at night and commercial parking by day after the Board of Aldermen approved to allow Oxford Police Department to close the street on a trial basis between now and Christmas. The street will be closed to cars from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Other commercial parking changes will now occur on the Square. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)

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