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New parking laws begin in 2 weeks

A logo for the city’s new parking enforcement initiative has been approved by the Downtown Parking Commission along with a policy on how citizens pay for – or contest – their parking tickets as the city gears up for the soft rollout of this effort on Oct. 22. (October 8, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Former Oxford mayor Pat Lamar dies at 71

Former mayor Pat Lamar was Oxford’s first, and so far only female mayor. She was known for wanting to make Oxford beautiful and a thriving community for its citizens. Lamar lost her battle to cancer on Monday at the age of 71. (September 25, 2012, Page 1)

City considers building columbarium

The city of Oxford is considering building a columbarium in the city-owned St. Peter’s Cemetery. (September 21, 2012, Page 2A)

New parking changes OK’d by aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved new ordinances Tuesday that make parking enforcement stricter around the premium spots on the Square.
The board voted unanimously to accept the ordinance changes that change the two-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the two-hour parking limit has only traditionally been enforced Monday through Friday, the ordinance already on the books allows for Saturday enforcement as well. Standard Parking, a Chicago-based company hired by the city this summer to manage the parking downtown, will be enforcing the two-hour limit on Saturdays. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)

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)

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