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Oxford OKs cold beer sales

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to remove a clause in the city ordinance that required beer and light wine to be sold at room temperature, allowing cold beer sales in Oxford from grocery stores and gas stations, seven days a week. (August 20, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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    City won’t raise taxes — this year

    The good news for Oxonians coming from City Hall this morning is that the millage rate will not need to be increased to balance the city’s 2013-14 budget. However, that could change next year, according to Mayor Pat Patterson. (August 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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      Cold beer fans show support

      A public hearing was held at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night at City Hall with a standing-room only crowd where the majority of those attending supported the city removing a clause from an ordinance preventing the sale of cold beer and light wine. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)

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        Best meeting time in the eye of beholder

        Oxford Board of Aldermen meetings usually begin at 6 p.m. Starting in September, make that 5 p.m. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with that move and takes a look at why and why not to make the change. (July 26, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Cold beer – To be or not to be

          It remains to be seen which of several options could be adopted, but it does appear that beer sales laws are about to change in Oxford. Staff Writer Melanie Addington urges aldermen to consider one more change at the same time – allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages on all Sundays. (July 25, 2013, Page 4)

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            Cold beer talk on tap Tuesday

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen will discuss whether or not it’s time to change the city’s ordinance and allow stores to sell cold beer at Tuesday’s meeting which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall. (July 22, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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              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)

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                Open-carry gun law debated

                The open-carry law which was set for today but has been postponed until a hearing on July 8 has caused concern with local law enforcement and officials. (July 1, 2013, Page 1)

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                  Pay raise OK’d for drivers of iconic buses

                  The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a pay raise for Double Decker bus drivers from $12 and hour to $15 an hour. Also up for discussion was whether or not to raise rental rates for the buses. Read about this and other business from Tuesday’s meeting in today’s EAGLE. (May 22, 2013, Page 1)

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                    Primary election set for Tuesday

                    Two ward seats will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election with only Democrat candidates running in wards 4 and 5. The democratic candidate for mayor will also be decided. The primary election will be held at the Oxford Conference Center this year. For years, it’s been held at the Oxford Activity Center but city officials moved the election to the OCC to better accommodate larger crowds and in anticipation of tennis court construction. Voting begins at 7 a.m. and polls will close at 7 p.m. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)

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