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Friday, July 25, 2014

Pat Patterson

Lafayette ranks as high performing government

Lafayette County has “high potential performance,” according to the High Performance Governments 2013 report released last week. (September 5, 2013, Page 2)

City debates setting curfew for teens

The Oxford Board of Aldermen discussed a proposal by Oxford Police Chief Joey East to create a curfew for teens under 16 years old during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (September 4, 2013, Page 3)

City to consider curfew for youth

Oxford Police Chief Joey East will be asking the Board of Aldermen to consider a curfew for youths under the age of 16 years old at the board’s meeting at 5 this evening. (September 3, 2013, Page 1, 2)

OPD plans to increase speeding patrol

The Oxford Police Department will be beefing up patrols over the next several weeks in hopes to cut down on drivers speeding on Oxford’s roads. (August 28, 2013, Page 1)

Cold beer reaction remains quiet

While some people expressed concern that selling cold beer in Oxford takes away from the city’s charm, most are happy to see it finally arrive. (August 23, 2013, Page 1A)

City won’t raise taxes — this year

The good news for Oxonians coming from City Hall this morning is that the millage rate will not need to be increased to balance the city’s 2013-14 budget. However, that could change next year, according to Mayor Pat Patterson. (August 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

Oxford may cut proposed wage increase

To help balance the city budget, the Oxford Board of Aldermen is considering granting a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment raise instead of the 3 percent given to city employees last year. (August 16, 2013, Page 1A)

New tennis courts coming

City, county and university officials and community members gathered on the grounds of the Oxford Activity Center Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony for 12 new courts that will be added to the eight existing to form FNC Tennis Center John Leslie Courts. (August 14, 2013, Page 1, 14)

City cuts funding requests

Efforts are being made to ensure the city’s budget remains balanced by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (August 9, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

Cold beer fans show support

A public hearing was held at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night at City Hall with a standing-room only crowd where the majority of those attending supported the city removing a clause from an ordinance preventing the sale of cold beer and light wine. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)

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