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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pat Patterson

Will hot dog cart remain?

A law aimed at cracking down on transient vendors is on hold as the Oxford Board of Aldermen tries to figure out how to word the measure in a way that it doesn’t harm small businesses, such as the popular hot dog cart frequently parked outside the Freeland Law Firm. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)

New school, more taxes?

On Friday, the Oxford School Board met with the Oxford Board of Aldermen to present them with the district’s proposal for a new high school and complete renovation of the entire school district. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

A look ahead at Green Week

For the second annual green week in Oxford April 19-23, organizers wanted to do more than educate citizens on the issues; they want to reach out and get people involved. By focusing on community service projects and asking people to pledge to make at least one change in their green lifestyle, the Green Week committee is looking to promote community involvement.

 (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

City cracking down on mobile vendors

Although the city has zero transient vendor permits on file, concern for the future has new rules proposed to cut down on requests. A public hearing on proposed changes to transient vendor rules was held Tuesday, and is scheduled to be voted on April 20. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

Violence at the forefront

Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

City aims to solve flooding woes

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved up to $50,000 to purchase materials to help solve flooding issues on Chandler Avenue after a storm brought two inches of rain to Oxford last Wednesday and caused damage to the area.

 (March 17, 2010, Page 1A)

Rains cause flash floods

The city is looking to alleviate flooding problems after severe rains on Wednesday night brought water into city homes and apartments. Laurel Grove Apartments and homes on Chandler Avenue both saw debris buildup and flooding in their yards and homes. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

Is Oxford’s economy rebounding?

It may be, according to a couple of key indicators — namely, the city’s collections on sales tax and on the 2 percent taxes on food-and-beverage purchases and hotel stays. Compared to a year prior, December’s sales-tax collections were up 8 percent and January’s were up 2.6 percent. While collections are still down for the fiscal year, they’re moving in the right direction.

 (March 4, 2010, Page 1)

Hotel builder seeks incentives

The city is considering a request from local hotelier Chan Patel for some tax breaks and incentives to build an 80-bed hotel next to the Oxford Conference Center. The request is for three items: a tax abatement, sidewalks and landscaping funded by the city, and waiver of one-time city fees, such as electrical connections. (February 4, 2010, Page 1)

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