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Oxford Board of Aldermen

Budget review process begins

The Oxford Board of Aldermen began the budget review process Monday meeting with several department heads to go over their proposed budgets, including the Oxford Conference Center which reported such a large increase in revenue it needs less city funds this year to cover its expenses. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)

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    City OKs texting, driving policy

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

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      Growth sparks need for more regs

      A public hearing will be held Tuesday on a new ordinance that would require developers to meet with local law enforcement and public works officials to map out their traffic control plan during construction projects. (May 19, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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        Conference Center to continue

        A committee formed to review the financial feasibility of the Oxford Conference Center determined the facility was a valuable asset to the community and should remain under city management. (April 29, 2014, Page 1, 8)

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          Land rezoning for shopping center

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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            City extends life of cemetery

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move a head with a new 800 niche columbarium for the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Contractor gets new road bid

              Local contractor, M&N Excavating was awarded the $1.6 million contract to build the new Oxford Commons Frontage Road that will connect Sisk Avenue to Highway 30. (April 2, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                It’s time to stop tolerating intolerance

                In the wake of the recent defiling of the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi, news editor Jonathan Scott writes a column that praises the Oxford Board of Aldermen for adopting a Diversity Resolution and suggests several steps state leaders need to make to improve Mississippi’s image as a place that is more open to diversity. (March 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Oxford hires new city planner

                  The Oxford Board of Aldermen hired a North Carolina planner to head up the city’s planning department. Andrea Correll will start her new job on April 1. (March 12, 2014, Page 2)

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                    City adopts diversity resolution

                    The city of Oxford adopted a resolution Tuesday, pledging to reject discrimination of any kind. (March 5, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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