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Friday, October 31, 2014

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County officials craft solid budget

Editor Don Whitten praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and all of the county officials and department heads who worked together to come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows the county to actually lower its millage rate. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Aldermen OK $23 million budget

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $23 million 2012-13 Fiscal Budget Tuesday during a recessed meeting. (September 12, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Late ‘My Oxford’ contributors get second chance

Have you written and submitted your story for “My Oxford,” the e-book being put together to commemorate Oxford’s 175th birthday? Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t, but he writes about the opportunity offered to everyone  by book organizers to still get in stories. (September 12, 2012, Page 4)

Permit fees waived for school

Oxford High School permit fees of up to $80,000 have been waived by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (September 5, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Nearly 70 arrested during first home game, holiday weekend

Local law enforcement were kept busy this weekend during Ole Miss’s first home game and the Labor Day holiday. While there were several arrests for DUI, officials say it’s drunk walkers they are going to be keeping a closer eye on. (September 4, 2012, Page 1)

Aldermen give nod to $23 million budget

The Oxford Board of Aldermen went over the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget Tuesday during a special meeting. Included in the budget is a 3 percent raise for city employees. Mayor tells his board the city is in good financial shape. (August 15, 2012, Page 1)

City looks to give parking violators the boot

As the Oxford Board of Aldermen consider implementing a tougher parking enforcement program and hiring a parking management company, habitual overtime parking offenders could notice something is missing during their next trip to the Square — their car. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Thursday he has given authority to the Oxford Police Department to begin towing cars which have the highest amount of unpaid parking tickets from the Square. (July 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Mayor presents wish list

As budget talks continue among department heads and the Oxford Board of Aldermen, Mayor Pat Patterson presented his own, “wish list” to the board this week. (July 25, 2012, Page 2)

OPD seeks $400,000 budget hike

A need for new patrol cars, body armor, computers and the care of horses has the Oxford Police Department seeking an increase from last year’s budget. (July 18, 2012, Page 2)

No pay increase for Oxford aldermen

Board of Aldermen vote to keep salary at current level for mayor and aldermen. (July 16, 2012, Page 1)

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