City taking applications for municipal judge

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Now that Municipal Judge Larry Little has qualified to run for a Lafayette County Chancery Court judge seat, the Oxford Board of Aldermen is looking for someone to sit as city judge while Little concentrates on his campaign.

Last month, Little announced he had qualified to run for the Chancery Court seat being vacated by Judge Glenn Alderson who will not be seeking re-election this November. The Board of Aldermen granted Little a leave of absence from the duties of Municipal Judge effective April 1.

Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem Ulysses Howell announced Tuesday during the regular Board of Aldermen meeting that applications to replace Little during his leave of absence are now being accepted.

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“We will take applications through Feb. 16,” Howell said, who ran the meeting Tuesday in the absence of Mayor Robyn Tannehill.

Prospective applicants must be a licensed attorney in the state of Mississippi and live in Oxford.

Applications can be submitted online at

The city is also taking applications from those wishing to serve on the Oxford School District Board of Trustees until Feb. 16. Trustee Marian Barksdale will be rolling off in March and has announced she would not be seeking re-appointment.

Interested persons should contact the Mayor’s Office at  662-232-2340.

Also on Tuesday, the aldermen:

– Adopted a proclamation for Oxford Film Festival Week, Feb. 6-Feb. 11.

– Adopt a resolution awarding the sale and issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018A, in the amount of $2,700,000 for the construction of the Activity Center.

– Granted a request for a revocable license for The Lyric to reconstruct an entrance and add a ramp on city right-of-way, and to allow signage above city right-of-way.

– Held a second reading and public hearing of a proposed Ordinance allowing golf carts on certain public streets. No one spoke out for or against the ordinance; however, one written objection was filed earlier with the city clerk.

– Approved a request for a brown bag permit for Aloha Thai Hawaiian Restaurant.

– Approved an interlocal agreement with Lafayette County and the University of Mississippi for a comprehensive traffic plan.

– Accepted a bid from Demolition Specialists of Oxford to demolish Riverside Apartments for $198,857, which was the lowest of six bids that were submitted.