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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pat Patterson

No excuse: Mayor writes letter allowing fans to attend Ole Miss’ opening day

The 2015 Ole Miss baseball season begins Friday at 4 p.m., and the City of Oxford wants fans to have zero excuses to miss opening day.  In conjunction with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Ole Miss athletics marketing department, Mayor Pat Patterson sent out a letter via social media encouraging business owners and their employees to begin their weekend early and to attend the baseball game. (February 11, 2015, Page 1B)

Soup of the day options help make Empty Bowls successful

The Soup of the Day at most restaurants offers one choice, sometimes two. Thursday, however, the Soup of the Day options number nearly two dozen at Empty Bowls, the popular fundraiser that’s held at Oxford-University United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (February 11, 2015, Page 4A)

Another property eyed for parking garage?

Members of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission met Friday with Mayor Pat Patterson in executive session to discuss a possible location for a parking garage and at undisclosed location. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

Oxford Square North to dress up building

The owners of Oxford Square North were granted a revocable license by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday to put windows and awning on the back of the building. (February 4, 2015, Page 1A)

Traffic needs to slow down on Sisk

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are looking at ways of slowing down traffic along Sisk Avenue, which has become one of the town’s busiest school zones. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Meter funds stable

Revenues from parking meters in December remained consistant despite several holidays and students from Ole Miss leaving for winter break. (January 12, 2015, Page 1)

Quicker use of boots sounds good

Our view is that Mayor Pat Patterson is on target with a request to decrease the number of unpaid tickets a vehicle must receive before it’s booted in an attempt to collect parking fines. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

Need for parking garage questioned

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson suggested Friday that the city needs to “slow things down” on its effort to construct a parking garage downtown. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Sister cities

City leaders were recently pushed by a concerned citizen to revitalize Oxford’s relationship with its twin city, Aubigny-sur-Nére, France. 

 (December 1, 2014, Page 1)

City saves some cash

Careful planning has helped the city keep on top of its finances and save taxpayers money. (November 14, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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