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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pat Patterson

It’s time to turn out attention to our downtown sidewalks

Everything, from out flower beds to our storefronts to our parking meters, is looking good downtown. Well, except for some sections of sidewalk. We feel now the city’s focus should turn downward, to those sidewalks around the Square. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

Chancellor Jones’ contract not renewed by College Board

The Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning decided last week not to extend Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, which expires in September. The board did vote, 9-2 with one abstention, to direct Commissioner of Education Dr. Jim Borsig to begin preparations to conduct a search for the next UM chancellor. (March 22, 2015, Page 1A)

Meet the newest school board member

After reviewing resumes and interviewing multiple candidates, the Oxford Board of Aldermen selected Gray Edmondson to serve as a member of the Oxford School Board starting this month. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)

Snow brings closings, risky roads

Garbage collection, school and events have been canceled for today due to snow.

 (February 26, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Cigarette ruled cause of fatal fire

A lit cigarette is the likely cause of a house fire that claimed the life of Oxford resident William Earl Williams on Monday afternoon. (February 18, 2015, Page 2A)

City fund earns $5M

The funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have earned just over $5 million since its inception and some city city leaders want to borrow a bit to help build a new activity center. 

 (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

No excuse: Mayor writes letter allowing fans to attend Ole Miss’ opening day

The 2015 Ole Miss baseball season begins Friday at 4 p.m., and the City of Oxford wants fans to have zero excuses to miss opening day.  In conjunction with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Ole Miss athletics marketing department, Mayor Pat Patterson sent out a letter via social media encouraging business owners and their employees to begin their weekend early and to attend the baseball game. (February 11, 2015, Page 1B)

Soup of the day options help make Empty Bowls successful

The Soup of the Day at most restaurants offers one choice, sometimes two. Thursday, however, the Soup of the Day options number nearly two dozen at Empty Bowls, the popular fundraiser that’s held at Oxford-University United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (February 11, 2015, Page 4A)

Another property eyed for parking garage?

Members of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission met Friday with Mayor Pat Patterson in executive session to discuss a possible location for a parking garage and at undisclosed location. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

Oxford Square North to dress up building

The owners of Oxford Square North were granted a revocable license by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday to put windows and awning on the back of the building. (February 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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