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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rob Neely

City saves green by going green

The Oxford Electric Department will be able to purchase three hybrid electric trucks at a very reduced cost thanks to a grant from TVA. (November 7, 2013, Page 1)

City may soon be bigger

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to move foward with plans to annex about 150 acres south of County Road 300. In other aldermen business, Oxford Electric Superintendent Rob Neely reported TVA will be raising rates 1.5 percent which will mean a $1.50 increase per 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Read about these and other actions, and discussions, taken by the board in today’s EAGLE. (September 4, 2013, Page 1)

City may purchase smart meters

Included in the proposed 2014 Fiscal Year budget for the Oxford Electric Department are several capital projects aimed at improving service including the purchase of an Automated Meter Infrastructure. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A)

Oxford under ice storm warning

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Lafayette County until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The possible severe winter weather has forced most schools in the area to close as well as canceling or changing events and public meetings. A quarter to a half inch of ice accumulation is expected. Check the EAGLE website and Facebook page for updates on closings and other weather-related information. (January 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Isaac to send showers, breezes to Oxford

Oxford residents can expect a few showers and breezy conditions over the next two days and remnants from Hurricane Isaac drift into north Mississippi. Local power companies are geared up to handle any power outages that might occur. (August 29, 2012, Page 1, 14)

New TVA rate option to have minimal effect on bills

The Tennessee Valley Authority is eliminating the wholesale rate structure the Oxford Electric Department had been using to pay TVA for power and has replaced it with three other options that TVA claims are a more accurate way to measure costs. The OED said the change will only minimally affect its customers who may see a slight increase in the summer and a slight decrease in the winter months. (August 10, 2012, Page 2A)

City has bright idea for Square

The Courthouse Historic Preservation Commission approved plans for Oxford Electric Department to put new street lights, and beef up existing lights, in four satellite parking areas around the Square to make the areas safer. (January 9, 2012, Page 1)

Neely joins city Electric Department

Rob Neely recently began his job as the assistant superintendent of the City of Oxford Electric Department. He had previously been with Elliott and Britt Engineering. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)

Pet stores coming to Oxford

Two new pet stores are coming to Oxford this year. The first opening at the end of April focuses on healthy eating for your pets. The Memphis-based company, Hollywood Feed, has been around for over 50 years and is now beginning to branch out into new markets. The second is national chain PetSmart set to open at the end of the year. (March 22, 2010, Page 6)

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