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Grant OK’d for new farmer’s market

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday that would go toward the salary and other administration costs associated with starting up a new farmer’s market on city property. (March 21, 2012, Page 1)

City leaders host listening session

Over some chicken salad, pimento cheese sandwiches and homemade soup made by Mayor Pat Patterson himself, the mayor and Ward 1 Alderman Ney Williams sat and broke bread with a handful of Williams’ constituents Thursday while they talked about issues facing Oxford and their neighborhood. (January 6, 2012, Page 1A)

County still cool to tennis courts

Representatives from the University of Mississippi, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County met Friday during a work session to discuss the county’s involvement in a project to build 12 additional tennis courts at the John Leslie Tennis Facility near the Oxford Activity Center. (July 25, 2011, Page 1, 3)

Letters to the Editor

William Strickland writes a letter to his alderman and The EAGLE to support plans for street upgrades for Park Drive, noting that the changes will be a big plus for both the neighborhood and for the city as a whole. (July 22, 2011, Page 4A)

Board OKs Sunday alcohol sales

While the Board of Aldermen approved Sunday alcohol sales for on-premise permit holders on Tuesday, supporters should wait to pop the cork to celebrate until Mayor Pat Patterson decides if he will veto the issue. If he does not, than the city must wait for state approval. The board also heard the first reading of an ordinance amendment allowing Sunday off-premise sales from noon to 6 p.m. which means beer and light wine could be sold at convenience stores. The mayor promised to veto the issue if passed. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

Sunday alcohol sales resurface

The Board of Aldermen will consider two Sunday alcohol sales issues on Tuesday after a year of discussions, denied requests from the Oxford Restaurant Association and an Alcohol Task Force that found more than half of Oxford residents in favor of sales. (December 6, 2010, Page 1A)

No alcohol on Sunday

After more than a year of on-again, off-again debate on whether to allow some form of alcohol sales in Oxford on Sunday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted 6-1 to deny an effort to even test the idea. (June 2, 2010, Page 1)

Feeding deer against the law

A new deer-feeding ordinance was approved Tuesday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen which makes the feeding of deer in the city illegal. The adopted ordinance is one of several steps to combat the growing deer population within city limits. All other options are now available for public input by visiting the city of Oxford website(June 2, 2010, Page 1)

Alcohol on Sunday?

BREAKING NEWS —  The Board of Aldermen approved to form a committee to research the possibility of future Sunday sales including a change in laws and restrictions to redefine restaurants and bars as well as other needed ordinances. The motion carried 4-3.

The Board of Aldermen denied 6-1 to request Sunday Alcohol Sales from the Alcoholic Beverage Control on 4th of July and home football weekends for this year with the restaurants being open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Alderman-at-large John Morgan voted for the proposal.

(more…) (June 1, 2010, Page 1, 2)

City gets $500K windfall

State officials presented Oxford leaders with an unexpected gift of more than half a million dollars in road funds. But the windfall comes with a catch: the city must find a way to spend the dollars by May 28. The Oxford Board of Aldermen met Monday to approve using the funds to add sidewalks on Sisk Avenue and improve sewer issues on Park Drive. (April 27, 2010, Page 1-2)

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