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Year in review: Election brings change to city

City elections, which saw incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson and five aldermen re-elected along with two new faces on the city board, highlighted news in The Oxford EAGLE during the second quarter of 2013. This is the second in a four-part series reviewing the top stories of 2013. (December 27, 2013, Page 1A)

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    Voters to elect mayor Tuesday

    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)

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      Get out and vote

      With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

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        Election forum draws large crowd

        An election form hosted by The Oxford EAGLE Tuesday had about 300 people in attendance to hear the views of nine aldermen candidates on a variety of subjects. For a recap on some of the issues discussed at the forum click here(May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)

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          Local political forum very encouraging

          Tuesday night’s political forum had it all – humor, information, ideas, et cetera. It was also very encouraging, Editor Don Whitten writes, in that all of the candidates make it clear they’re genuinely concerned about the future of Oxford. (May 1, 2013, Page 4)

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            EAGLE to host election forum

            The Oxford EAGLE will host an election forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center. All candidates vying for a position as either mayor of Oxford or on the Board of Aldermen have confirmed they will be attending the event. Questions will not be taken from the audience, however citizens can email in questions to the EAGLE which may be selected to be asked at the forum. Email questions to news@oxfordeagle.com. (April 24, 2013, Page 1, 16)

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              2013 city elections get a bit more interesting

              For the longest time, it appeared nearly all of the incumbent aldermen and the mayor in Oxford would be running unopposed this year. Not any more as a flurry of final-week qualifications make for several races this spring and summer. Editor Don Whitten writes about how we all benefit from those who are willing to throw their hat in the ring. (March 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Final three aldermen file for re-election

                All seven aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson have qualified to run in this summer’s election for another four-year term. (January 25, 2013, Page 2A)

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                  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)

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