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Pat Patterson

Vets honored at ceremony

U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Abruscato spoke of three common beliefs most veterans share during the annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday — honor to have served; sacrifice for a nation and its people and pride in doing their part. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Watching local government at work

A group of local Boy Scouts from Troop 144 attended part of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall as part of the requirements for one of their merit badges. Editor Don Whitten wonders what their reports about their visit to watch their local leaders work will include. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

City reworking taxi rules

New regulations to help curb problems with the growing number of taxi companies in Oxford were provided to the companies before presenting the ordinance changes to the Oxford Board of Aldermen next week. (October 12, 2011, Page 1, 6)

Final piece of funding sought for Burns

The Burns Belfry Church could be nearing completion if a final grant is approved by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to approve to apply for the grant on Monday during a special meeting. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

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)

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