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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mike Martin

No wine for Valentines?

Despite support from city officials, the State Tax Commission rejected Oxford’s request for a one-time exception for on-premise Sunday alcohol sales for Valentine’s Day. Given that Oxford has been allowed Sunday alcohol sales periodically over the years, the denial came as a shock to local officials and business operators. (February 3, 2010, Page 1)

Graffiti on local buildings more annoyance than cause for concern

Local business owners are more annoyed than concerned about the recent graffiti tags that have popped up on their outside walls, doors and electrical boxes lately. (January 13, 2010, Page 2)

UM reschedules Grove Bowl

Ultimately, University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt decided that scheduling three popular events on the same weekend was too much for the community to handle, so he decided this morning to move the date of the annual Grove Bowl. The new date has not yet been set. (January 13, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford OKs horse patrols on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request to spend $4,360 to send Oxford Police Department officers and four horses to mounted officer training. But is this initiative a positive public safety and public relations move by the city, or could it harm Oxford’s reputation? (January 8, 2010, Page 1)

Icy weather wrecks havoc

CONTINUING COVERAGE — The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported 40 wrecks on north Mississippi’s highways Thursday, with one fatality being blamed on icy road conditions. But in Oxford, Police Chief Mike Martin said out of the four wrecks in the city limits, only two are being attributed to the weather. (January 8, 2010, Page 1)

Burglaries keep officers busy

CONTINUING COVERAGE — Burglaries continue to climb in Oxford and Lafayette County keeping police officers and investigators scrambling to try and solve the recent rash of home thefts and restore a sense of security to residents. Over the New Year’s holiday weekend, the Oxford Police Department investigated 15 burglaries within the city and eight in the county. (January 5, 2010, Page 1)

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