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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ulysses Howell

Ready for a tax hike

The Oxford Board of Aldermen is considering a 1.5 millage tax hike to help pay for roads and infrastructure as Oxford continues to grow. A 1.5 mill raise would mean $30 a year on a $200,000 home. (July 15, 2014, Page 1, 3)

Planning Commission denies yard variance on MLK Jr. Drive

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request for a side-yard setback variance from a developer looking to build a large home on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. (June 10, 2014, Page 12)

City ponders old armory’s future

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are asking local architects to come up with designs as to what may go where the old National Guard Armory currently sits on the corner of Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. The city is waiting for environmental tests to come back before taking bids to demolish the old armory. (April 9, 2014, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

The LOU MLK Day of Service Planning Committee writes to thanks all who took part in the opening ceremony, service fair and other parts of the program held earlier this week. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

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)

New aldermen ready to go

The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the mayor were sworn in Tuesday night before the regular meeting. (July 3, 2013, Page 1)

Low primary turnout embarrassing

Editor Don Whitten writes about the low turnout at last week’s primary election for city government, noting that it only took a 100 votes or so to re-elect two aldermen. It’s not about who wins, but rather the turnout in a community that steadily growing. (May 13, 2013, Page 4A)

Who’s running for re-election?

With Wednesday the first day for folks to qualify for city elections, some aldermen have already made up their mind whether or not to rerun for office. (December 31, 2012, Page 1, 12)

Slow down, you drive too fast

City officials are looking into creating a policy to allow neighborhoods to request speed humps on their streets. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

City mulls use of windfall

What would you do if you suddenly had $30 million? That is the question city leaders need to help decide along with a new Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee when they receive the money from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. The Board of Aldermen approved this week to hold $2 million of the $30 million for upcoming projects while giving $28M to the committee to invest. (August 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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