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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pat Patterson

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)

City looks for new top cop

Three Oxford Board of Aldermen will join five members of the community to form a citizens’ committee to screen applications for the chief of police. Chief Mike Martin is retiring at the end of January. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

City rejects loading zone request for Lyric

The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request from the owner of The Lyric Oxford to reserve the loading zone behind his business from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Read about the loading zone issue and other business from Tuesday night’s meeting. (October 17, 2012, Page 2)

11th Street to get speed humps

Residents on South 11th Street may soon have a bumpier drive on their way to their home. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Monday night that South 11th Street will be getting three speed humps to help slow down traffic on the neighborhood road. Residents signed a petition in March requesting the humps that will be 12-feet wide and 3 to 3.5 inches high. (October 16, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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