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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Square

Could Oxford be Eden?

Chuck Anderson, 74, has spent half a century researching the best small towns in the United States. He ranks Oxford at No. 6 on his list of top 100 small cities in the nation. (June 17, 2013, Page 1)

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    Holiday shopping season kicks off Friday

    Oxford Downtown Council will hold a Black Friday event on the Square. (November 21, 2012, Page 1)

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      Energized Downtown Council assists businesses

      The Oxford Downtown Council is looking to become more active and has made some first steps to do so by creating a new Facebook page and meeting more regularly. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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        City OKs $21.6M budget

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the 2011-2012 budget with no tax increases on Tuesday while also tweaking traffic patrols on the Square. (September 14, 2011, Page 1)

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          More cops hired for Square

          After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.

          * Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Security cameras almost ready

            The new camera security cameras on the Square are almost ready to begin monitoring any action downtown. (August 16, 2011, Page 1)

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              Closing time for Downtown Grill

              The Downtown Grill closed its doors on Saturday after 22 years in business. Oxford residents and co-owner Patty Lewis shared their memories of the grill. Boure will soon move its North Lamar location to the site. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Keeping an eye on the Square

                Mayor Pat Patterson is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve around $50,000 to purchase security cameras for the Square at the next meeting. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Future parking garage discussed

                  A new committee has been tasked with researching the feasibility of a new parking garage to help with Square parking. The group will meet again in January after researching the pros and cons of a garage. They will present their findings and recommendations to the city in late spring. (December 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Daring to be different

                    A new restaurant, The Round Table, opened on the Square recently and is set to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Owned by Griffin Tanner and Jeff Dunham, the site is at the former Ghost Soldier bar but now also includes the upstairs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6A)

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