After 18 months of discussion, a deal appears to be looming in the next two weeks as the city and county near the end of changes to the memorandum of understanding with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the building of a new $300M facility. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)
While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford School District approved moving forward with LEED certification but now must decide between the silver or gold certification. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)
The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced today that the new $300 million hospital they want to build will be located within the current city limits and that they will not be using the property purchased by their affiliate Black Bear Land Co. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)
In honor of Disability Awareness month, numerous activities are gearing up to celebrate the array of people with disabilities. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)
The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)
Noal Akins announced his retirement after eight years in the District 12 House of Representatives. Ward 6 Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo (R) announced his intention to run. (March 31, 2011, Page 1)
Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.
Wayne Allen Stoker, 45, of Oxford was sentenced Monday by District Judge Neal B. Biggers to serve 108 months — or nine years — following his guilty plea in 2010 where he admitted to knowingly and maliciously damaging and destroying The Dam Bar by means of fire. He will be placed on three years of supervised release after his sentence in completed. Biggers also ordered Stoker to pay $211,000 in restitution. In court, Stoker admitted his motivation was racial hatred. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)