Nine cities in Mississippi were selected by C Spire to be the first to receive its high speed Internet, but Oxford was not one them. (November 5, 2013, Page 16)
The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to approve the Request for Information being sent to C Spire that seals Oxford’s interest in being selected by C Spire to the first city to receive its high-tech Internet. (October 16, 2013, Page 1, 12)
Oxford is officially in the race to be C Spire’s first city to host the company’s new high-speed Internet initiative, “Fiber to Home,” and leaders are asking the community to show its support. (October 3, 2013, Page 1, 2)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the mayor were sworn in Tuesday night before the regular meeting. (July 3, 2013, Page 1)
Incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson won Tuesday’s election with 2,122 votes. His opponent Todd Wade took 1,220 votes. In the Ward 1 and 2 races, both incumbents lost their reelection bids. In Ward 1, Jay Hughes won with 485 votes over incumbent Ney William’s 450 votes. In Ward 2, Robyn Tannehill received 664 votes compared to incumbent E.O. Oliver’s 216 votes. (June 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)
When running for an office on any level, the end goal of the candidates is to win. Some campaign hard, using all forms of social media and spending high dollars on advertising while others may spend day after day knocking on doors or holding neighborhood meetings. Read about some campaign tacts in the Oxford mayoral race and aldermen’s races and how some candidates have spent their final days before the election. (June 3, 2013, Page 1, 5)
Read profiles for the candidates and general information on Oxford’s upcoming election for mayor and Wards 1 and 2 aldermen. (May 31, 2013, Page 1A, 5A, 8A)
Last campaign reports before election were filed Tuesday by mayoral and aldermen candidates. (May 29, 2013, Page 1, 2)
Former NFL offensive tackle Todd Wade qualified Thursday to run for mayor of Oxford in the June municipal election against Mayor Pat Patterson.
Also on Thursday, former Tourism Council and Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce president Robyn Tannehill qualified to run for aldermen in Ward 2. (March 8, 2013, Page 2A)
While students, parents and staff of the Oxford School District celebrated after voters approved a $30 million bond for a new high school and massive capital improvement plan, students, parents and staff of the Lafayette County School District rejoiced over their football team winning the Class 4A state championship game.
Both events were the top news stories during a busy fourth quarter of 2010. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)