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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oxford Board of Aldermen

To be cold or not to be cold?

Lots of things have changed in Oxford during the last 40 years. One that hasn’t, however, is allowing retail stores to sell cold beer, and that’s something the alderman and mayoral candidates seemed to be in agreement about Tuesday night. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue of selling cold beer and wonders how long it will take city leaders to back up their words and change the law. (May 2, 2013, Page 4)

Oxford officials deserve praise for budget work

Editor Don Whitten passes out kudos to Oxford’s mayor, aldermen and department heads for their work on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, noting they’ve been able to spend money well and raise salaries without raising taxes. (September 14, 2012, Page 4A)

My parking option; now how about yours

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits she’s gotten a parking ticket or two in downtown Oxford. She also offers a possible solution to some of the parking questions and wonders what kinds of ideas others might offer to help with the issue. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

Put the breaks on paid parking

EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the possibility of paid parking on the Oxford Square, and encourages city leaders to consider the town’s beauty and the economic impact parking meters and paid parking will have on the community. (June 4, 2012, Page 4)

In the midst of a remarkable revival

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Lateea Williams, Keyshawn Ivy and Ashanti Smith write to thank all of those in the community that were involved with getting the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology a new flag to fly on its campus and for coming to be a part of the flag raising ceremony Tuesday. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jane Russell writes to express the sadness and anger she felt after seeing video of a brawl outside the Lyric on regional TV news and hearing that the city planned to hire four more policemen at the expense of city taxpayers. (September 7, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Elizabeth Shiver and Brenda and Bill West write an open letter to city officials urging them to find a different way to deal with – or to pay for – security issues in downtown Oxford. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

BMH-NM CEO Donald H. Hutson writes to thank local government officials for approving the sale of the lease for the local hospital and to say that the hospital looks forward to continuing to be a committed partner in the community. (June 10, 2011, Page 4A)

The triangular negotiating table

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the ongoing negotiations and work on a Memorandum of Understanding for the new hospital to be built by Baptist, offering his take on different parts of the agreement and where he thinks things could be headed with local health care. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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