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East is city’s new top cop

The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Three finalists for OPD chief announced

The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

Letters to the Editor

Eric and Melanie Dahl write to thank the sponsors, volunteers, participants and others who helped make the recent 2012 Brian Dahl Birthday Ride a great success. (December 12, 2012, Page 4A)

Mayor blasts bike lane project

Mayor Pat Patterson took the opportunity during the mayor’s report section of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to express his disappointment with the bike lane construction going on around Oxford. (December 5, 2012, Page 1)

CON OK’d for hospital

The Mississippi State Department of Health approved a Certificate of Need for a new $313 million, 217-bed replacement hospital at the request of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Ticketing gets ‘Real’ on Square

Enforcement of the two-hour parking on the Square will begin again on Monday, this time with stricter penalties and enforcement. (November 22, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford greenlights transit barn

With South Lamar Boulevard and other roads around Oxford still torn up as D. Carroll Construction limps along to complete the Pathways bike lane project, the Oxford Board of Alderman reluctantly approved a motion to hire the construction firm again to build another city project — the new transit facility. (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

Mayor: Time to overhaul city hall

Renovations to Oxford City Hall is one of three major projects the Board of Aldermen will soon have to consider. A historic architect has submitted a propsal to do an inspection of the building that was built in 1885. (October 26, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

City’s investment funds rebound

The $30 million the city of Oxford invested from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have gained $809,849 in the first six months since Glenemede investments was hired by the city to manage the portfolio. (October 24, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Finding the right ‘chief’ important for city

Years ago, it was Chief White. Then Chief Bramlett. And now, Chief Martin. With Martin retiring as head of the Oxford Police Department, Editor Don Whitten says it’s an important hire for the city and crucial to get the right man to fill some big shoes. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

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