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Pat Patterson

Lafayette’s population booms

Data released this week from the U.S. Census shows Lafayette County as being the fastest growing nonmetropolitan area in Mississippi with a 22.2 percent increase of population since 2000. The city of Oxford also grew over the last 10 years going from the 35th biggest city in the state to the 20th biggest city. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

City addresses Square traffic, parking

Two actions taken by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday will ease Square congestion. The city approved a two-way restriping of Jackson Avenue East and to advertise for companies to help create a plan for future parking garage or changes to the Square parking. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

City approves sale of hospital

A new $300 million hospital is closer to being built after the City of Oxford agreed on Tuesday to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital and county to let the hospital buy out their lease. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

Some Sunday sales set for Oxford

The state board approved Oxford’s request for Sunday sales after holiday and home football weekends on Monday. The first Sunday will be May 8 for Mother’s Day. (February 1, 2011, Page 1)

Local projects squashed by Senate

When a $1.27 trillion funding bill was killed earlier this month by Republicans trying to rein in spending, Oxford lost $2.8 million it was expecting to get to renovate its aging historic City Hall. Some local transit projects and University of Mississippi initiatives also saw their funding cut as a result of this effort to bring federal spending under control. (December 28, 2010, Page 1)

Mayor to OK some Sunday sales

On Tuesday at the Board of Aldermen, a 4-3 vote that was approved two weeks ago will not be vetoed by the Mayor although he promises to veto an upcoming vote on off-premise sales. A public hearing will be held Tuesday on the off-premise sales. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

Ole Miss buys Whirlpool

The University of Mississippi obtained approval from the state college board to purchase the Whirlpool property for $3.4 million and to move forward with a new housing hall and welcome center. (November 19, 2010, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Steve Wooten writes an open letter to the mayor and board of aldermen in Oxford to express his concerns about plans to turn a short portion of East Jackson near the Square into a two-lane street. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

How to keep dogs on a short leash?

A new city leash law has been proposed but the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday sent the strictly worded law back to the drawing board in order to allow dogs to roam free on their own property and on a potential future dog park. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)

Two-way for Jackson moves forward

Mayor Pat Patterson spoke with the Pathways Commission on Monday about a proposal to make a strip of Jackson Avenue near City Hall one-way. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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