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Monday, September 22, 2014

Oxford Board of Alderman

The cost of gov’t—Sunday focus

The Oxford Board of Alderman and the Lafayette County Supervisors decide on their annual budgets. (September 14, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Businesses leery of paid parking

    Square business owners express opinions on the city’s plan to implement paid parking for premium spots on the Square. (June 4, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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      Two in Ward 6 runoff


      Katie Morrison and Jason Bailey will face off once again on Feb. 28 in the race for Ward 6 alderman. Morrison and Bailey both earned about 49 percent of the votes however, before a winner could have been declared, one of them had to win by more than 50 percent. A third candidate, Liz Barrett had 11 votes (February 15, 2012, Page 1)

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        City leaders host listening session

        Over some chicken salad, pimento cheese sandwiches and homemade soup made by Mayor Pat Patterson himself, the mayor and Ward 1 Alderman Ney Williams sat and broke bread with a handful of Williams’ constituents Thursday while they talked about issues facing Oxford and their neighborhood. (January 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Jerry N. Boone writes to thank the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for paying off debt with money from the sale of the hospital and to urge city leaders to follow their lead, while Gene Saucier writes to complement Jim Shollenberger for his objective and thoughtful letters to the editor. (October 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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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)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Valorie Rogers Ott writes to say how grateful the community should be for the way the Oxford school system staff and the Oxford Police Department handled last week’s lockdown situation, while Jason Plunk writes to thank all involved with the planning and scheduling of this year’s Double Decker festival because it will help local businesses. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Early history of medical care in Oxford

                With an upcoming meeting planned to discuss possibilities for a new facility for Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips take a look back at medical care in the community from the 1950s to today. (January 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Fake pot banned

                  City joins county in making ‘spice’ illegal. A public hearing was held in City Hall and no proposal was made for or against the substance until Alderman Janice Antonow made a motion to make the ban effective immediately due to health concerns. The ordinance makes the possession, use or sale of any synthetic marijuana a misdemeanor with a possible $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. (August 18, 2010)

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                    Green light for green space

                    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has been seeking permission to donate two houses to charity. During an Oxford Board of Alderman meeting, applause broke out from more than 100 people in attendance because an initial denial by the Historic Preservation Commission was overturned. Now the church will be able to move forward with plans to replace the homes with green space. (August 18, 2010, Page 1)

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