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Pat Patterson

Square parkers may get more time

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)

Primary election set for Tuesday

Two ward seats will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election with only Democrat candidates running in wards 4 and 5. The democratic candidate for mayor will also be decided. The primary election will be held at the Oxford Conference Center this year. For years, it’s been held at the Oxford Activity Center but city officials moved the election to the OCC to better accommodate larger crowds and in anticipation of tennis court construction. Voting begins at 7 a.m. and polls will close at 7 p.m. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)

Trust fund ends first year with $1.2M gain

City will have more than $850,000 in its general fund to use for a variety of projects. The funds come from the city’s $30M received from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi that’s being invested by investment firm, Glenmede. (May 2, 2013, Page 2)

Mayoral candidates debate issues

Mayor Pat Patterson met his two challengers Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center where the three candidates spoke on topics like budget, parking and alcohol sales. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)

Letters to the Editor

Matt Moore writes to recognize the students and teachers in the Oxford School District who fared well at the recent Future Scientist Program, while Lynn Potts writes to say what a blessing the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic is to local residents. (May 1, 2013, Page 4)

New marker unveiled at City Hall

A new historical marker was unveiled Thursday in front of City Hall the briefly hits on some Oxford’s history. (April 26, 2013, Page 1A)

Signs popping up tell us election is near

Campaign signs around town are about as plentiful as daffodils were a few weeks back, Editor Don Whitten says, as he writes about the upcoming municipal elections. (April 22, 2013, Page 4)

Marriott Courtyard gets nod from aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved taking steps to sell 4th Street, a short dead-end street, to the developer of a Marriott Courtyard on Tuesday. (April 17, 2013, Page 1, 16)

City to enhance security

City officials say they are beefing up security during the upcoming Double Decker Arts Festival in the aftermath of the bombs at the Boston Marathon Monday. No threats have been made and the enhanced security is only an “over abundance” of caution, city leaders say. (April 17, 2013, Page 1)

Head of HPC resigns

A reversal of a demolition decision by the Oxford Board of Aldermen last week caused two members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to step down, including the chairman. (April 10, 2013, Page 2A)

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