City won’t set aside parking seen by court as security risk

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Federal officials want parking spaces at a Mississippi federal courthouse set aside for law enforcement to protect from possible bombing attacks.

But Oxford city officials say they’re going to wait before deciding. They say they just made a number of changes to downtown parking rules.

Now, anyone can park in the spaces and pay at a parking meter. The marshals want to reserve the spaces for law enforcement vehicles from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m on weekdays.

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill says she has reservations about giving away eight spaces which now bring in $43,000 annually for the city.

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