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Oxford Board of Aldermen

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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                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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