The city of Oxford has revamped its agreement with the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society as to how much money the city will provide the shelter that also provides animal control services for the city. (September 19, 2014, Page 3)
A ceremony was held Thursday evening in the Grove to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance activities and to honor local first responders and remember those who gave their lives by running into the burning Twin Towers when everyone else was running out. (September 12, 2014, Page 1)
With new parking meters and less parking available on campus at the University of Mississippi, and with thousands of visitors in town, people are being encouraged to use the shuttles and buses around town to get to campus to watch the game which starts at 3 p.m. (September 12, 2014, Page 1A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $25 million 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Tuesday that included a .97 millage tax increase and 2 percent cost of living raise for city employees. (September 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Public hearings on several ordinances aimed at controlling growth and keeping Oxford’s charm in place in the “old Oxford” neighborhoods are slated for 5 p.m. Tuesday. (September 1, 2014, Page 1)
The $30 million invested a little over two years ago from the sale of Baptist is now worth $34 million, according to representatives from investment firm, Glenmede, who presented the quarterly report to the Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Committee Tuesday. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A, 12)
The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.
Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.
“With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”
City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)
Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)
The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the decision Thursday of a Lafayette County chancery judge who approved the annexation of the land where the new Baptist hospital is being built into the city. (July 18, 2014, Page 1A)