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Alyssa Schnugg

Location changed for new fire station

City officials are looking at land located near the U.S. Post Office on McElroy Drive for the location of a new central fire station. (July 20, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Tourism funds continue to climb

Oxford tourism-related taxes continue to reach record levels with April’s hotel and food and beverage tax hitting another all-time high, according to figures presented at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (July 19, 2012, Page 1)

City seeks $5.5M bond

The Oxford Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution of intent to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $5,500,000 during their regular meeting Tuesday evening. The funds will help with several capital projects including a new fire station and the expansion of tennis courts. (July 18, 2012, Page 1, 2)

OPD seeks $400,000 budget hike

A need for new patrol cars, body armor, computers and the care of horses has the Oxford Police Department seeking an increase from last year’s budget. (July 18, 2012, Page 2)

Paid parking put in reverse?

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission will present a new plan to help moderate parking on the Square that consists of tougher enforcement of the current two-hour parking limit. (July 16, 2012, Page 1,5)

No pay increase for Oxford aldermen

Board of Aldermen vote to keep salary at current level for mayor and aldermen. (July 16, 2012, Page 1)

Williams guilty in stabbing death

David Jackson Williams of Olive Branch pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of manslaughter and kidnapping in the 2005 death of his girlfriend and Ole Miss student Demetria Bracey of Jackson. (July 16, 2012, Page 1)

RSVP looking for readers

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers to go into local schools and help students with reading. Call 232-2377. (July 13, 2012, Page 3A)

OUT drivers want pay raise, benefits

Oxford-University Transit bus drivers say they are underpaid and are not getting benefits they were promised when they were hired four years ago. (July 12, 2012, Page 2)

OUT gets new routes, modifications for fall

The Oxford Transit Commission approved the new route map for the Oxford-University Transit system that includes three new routes. Two of the new routes will allow students and staff at the University of Mississippi to park in off-campus lots and shuttle onto campus. (July 12, 2012, Page 1)

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