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Oxford Board of Aldermen

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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        Campaign signs sprout with spring’s return

        With the city elections around the corner, campaign signs are starting to pop up on lawns around Oxford, showing the homeowner’s support for their choice for mayor and/or their ward’s alderman. However, residents need to make sure those signs are placed properly or risk losing them. (April 1, 2013, Page 1)

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          Noncommercial messages still OK in city

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen passed an amendment to the city’s sign ordinance Tuesday that returns a clause that allows businesses to put noncommercial messages on their signs. The clause was in the code up until 2004 when it was inadvertently left out when the sign ordinance was revamped. (February 20, 2013, Page 1)

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            County to help pay for new road

            City and county leaders will work with FNC to obtain a grant to pay for a frontage road off Highway 7 to adjoin the two FNC buildings. (February 5, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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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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                Three finalists for OPD chief announced

                The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Few bus spaces on Square

                  The Downtown Oxford Parking Commission agreed to research the best answer on where to put band tour buses and catering trucks on the crowded Square. (December 10, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

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                    Billboards to remain in Oxford for now

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a directive resolution during executive session Tuesday to leave the 18 billboards owned by Lamar OCI South Corp, in place pending the outcome of a lawsuit. Read about this and other business from Tuesday’s aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (December 6, 2012, Page 2)

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