On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)
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)
Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)
The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)
Students showed just how deadly drunk driving can be on Wednesday when they worked with Students Against Drunk Driving to walk the halls of Oxford High School dressed as ghosts. The project was held before the prom this Saturday as one of several activities to keep students safe. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)
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)
While the Village of Taylor Board of Aldermen voted to shoot down a request by the developers of Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor to sign an application to gain resort status and be able to sell alcohol in its commercial district, Mayor James E. Hamilton volunteered to sign the application in support of the resort status. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)
Question: Where can you see UM Employee Mickey McLaurin?
McLaurin will appear on WREG-3 in Memphis at 3:30 p.m. as a contestant on Jeopardy tomorrow. The director of sponsored program administration in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi has always been a trivia nerd, he said. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)
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)