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Friday, April 25, 2014

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Best meeting time in the eye of beholder

Oxford Board of Aldermen meetings usually begin at 6 p.m. Starting in September, make that 5 p.m. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with that move and takes a look at why and why not to make the change. (July 26, 2013, Page 4A)

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)

Former Oxford mayor Pat Lamar dies at 71

Former mayor Pat Lamar was Oxford’s first, and so far only female mayor. She was known for wanting to make Oxford beautiful and a thriving community for its citizens. Lamar lost her battle to cancer on Monday at the age of 71. (September 25, 2012, Page 1)

City OK’s downtown parking plan

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a contract with Standard Parking to enforce parking laws around the Square during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (August 8, 2012, Page 1)

Paid parking meeting planned

As the city moves forward with implementing a paid parking system, city officials want the public to understand it’s not about making money but to manage parking. At 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public hearing to allow Standard Parking to present its recommendations, show off the equipment proposed to be used for the paid parking system and answer questions from the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Vineyard gets hesitant nod from Board of Aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 5 to 2 to approve a special exception granting a Planned Unit Development zoning for The Vineyards, a 336-unit subdivision geared toward student living off Old Taylor Road. (April 18, 2012, Page 1)

‘The giraffe has landed!’

Carolyn Ross tells us how a wooden giraffe brought old friends and new friends closer together. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

Year in Review: Oxford wrestles with alcohol issue

The Oxford EAGLE takes a look back at the major stories in the first three months of 2010 and the beginning of a year long alcohol discussion for the community, showing the divide between supporters of Sunday sales and those who oppose the culture of alcohol. (December 27, 2010, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Scott Owens writes to take issue with one alderman’s reason – keeping “the Sabbath Day holy” – for opposing Sunday sales of alcohol in Oxford. (December 10, 2010, Page 4A)

Board OKs Sunday alcohol sales

While the Board of Aldermen approved Sunday alcohol sales for on-premise permit holders on Tuesday, supporters should wait to pop the cork to celebrate until Mayor Pat Patterson decides if he will veto the issue. If he does not, than the city must wait for state approval. The board also heard the first reading of an ordinance amendment allowing Sunday off-premise sales from noon to 6 p.m. which means beer and light wine could be sold at convenience stores. The mayor promised to veto the issue if passed. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

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