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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pat Patterson

Art show interference sets troubling precedent

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

Art controversy results in big crowds

Scratch and Sniff, an art show planned for Tuesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was moved suddenly after urging of city officials. The controversy resulted in larger than expected crowds at the art reception. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

City pulls plug on food vendors

The hot dog cart was shut down Friday night along with other outside food vendors on the Square after the city decided to crack down on transient vendor licenses. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

Taxi rules may soon be set

New taxi regulations may soon be coming after numerous taxi companies have popped up in the city and recent violations have been on the increase. (September 26, 2011, Page 3A)

State puts brakes on transit projects?

A request has been placed by the city to meet with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials after a project, 13 years in the making, appears to be once again dead in the water. (September 19, 2011, Page 1A)

City OKs $21.6M budget

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the 2011-2012 budget with no tax increases on Tuesday while also tweaking traffic patrols on the Square. (September 14, 2011, Page 1)

9/11 volunteer day

Focusing on acts of kindness was the way Oxford citizens chose to spend the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with a day of service and then a memorial dinner. (September 12, 2011, Page 1A)

Request for brown bag permit hits snag

A request from the owner of Petra Cafe was tabled for 60 days after the recommendation from the Oxford Police Department to the Oxford Board of Aldermen was to not allow a brown bag permit for the business. (September 7, 2011, Page 2)

Letters to the Editor

Elizabeth Shiver and Brenda and Bill West write an open letter to city officials urging them to find a different way to deal with – or to pay for – security issues in downtown Oxford. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

More cops hired for Square

After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.

* Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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