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Watching local government at work

A group of local Boy Scouts from Troop 144 attended part of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall as part of the requirements for one of their merit badges. Editor Don Whitten wonders what their reports about their visit to watch their local leaders work will include. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

A red, white and blue morning

The Fourth of July kicked off Monday morning with the Stars and Stripes 5K and Family Fun Run, sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. The annual children’s parade followed. (July 5, 2011, Page 3)

OFD raises money for tornado victims

The Oxford Fire Department raised $6,700 Thursday night at a benefit street dance and concert held in front of City Hall. The proceeds are going to purchase supplies needed by last week’s storm victims in Lafayette County. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Bettye H. Galloway writes to say that she’s paid taxes for years and feels like the Chancery Building parking lot should be available to her and other citizens regardless of whether they’re doing business in the building or not. (January 13, 2011, Page 4)

Walk for Diabetes

The Mississippi Walk for Diabetes, hosted by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, will be held in Oxford on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The walk will take place on the Oxford Square. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in front of Oxford City Hall and the walk will begin at 2. Family-fun activities include a visit from the Rancor Raiders Garrison of Mississippi with special friends such as Darth Vader and several other Star Wars characters. Proceeds will benefit The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.

The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is the state’s only nonprofit health organization that provides diabetes information, patient services, advocacy, and research to the 346,500 Mississippians with diabetes. Every dollar raised by the DFM stays in the state to support these efforts. In addition, 89 cents of every dollar raised goes toward the organization’s charitable purposes.

For more information on the walk or to make a donation, log onto www.msdiabetes.org or call 1-877-336-2873. (October 22, 2010)

Oxford Alcohol Commission

Meets at 3 p.m. Thursday in the courtroom at Oxford City Hall. (July 28, 2010)

Oxford Board of Aldermen

Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor courtroom of Oxford City Hall. (July 18, 2010)

No tax hike, Mayor says

Oxford leaders have two goals as they draft next year’s budget…for all city employeess to keep their jobs and no tax hikes. How does Mayor Pat Patterson intend to reach these goals? City departments will decide how to cut spending. Purchases for city vehicles and funding for tourism will be given more financial relief. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

Police serve us in so many ways

Sometimes you don’t realize how much comfort and service policemen provide – until you need them in the middle of the night or at an emergency. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg reminds readers to support their local law enforcement officers during National Police Week. (May 13, 2010, Page 4A)

Officer memorial Friday to honor fallen heroes

To honor all law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Association will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday in front of Oxford City Hall on the Square. (May 12, 2010, Page 2)

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