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Oxford Board of Aldermen

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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              Mayor blasts bike lane project

              Mayor Pat Patterson took the opportunity during the mayor’s report section of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to express his disappointment with the bike lane construction going on around Oxford. (December 5, 2012, Page 1)

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                City may annex more land

                The city of Oxford is looking into annexing about 150 acres east of County Road 300, south of where Baptist will be putting its new hospital, to help provide another through-way from South Lamar to Old Taylor Road. Read about this and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (November 21, 2012, Page 1, 9)

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                  Aldermen table band bus ordinance

                  The Oxford Board of Aldermen tabled approving an ordinance that would regulate where and when band buses Square events could park and sent it to the Oxford Downtown Parking Commission for their consideration. (November 7, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Rezoning request dies for lack of motion

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request Tuesday by landowner Kenny Coleman to rezone 64 acres located between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7 South from single-family homes to multi-family units. No motion was made to accept the request, therefore the request died for lack of motion. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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