The city Planning Commission will determine whether the new Oxford High School site plan is a go or not on Monday. The request also unveiled the first images of the new school. (March 11, 2011, Page 1A)
Less than a year after being hired, Water Valley School District Superintendent Deborah Moran announced her resignation from the position.
Moran, who replaced Sammy Higdon last June, cited family health issues as the reason she was stepping down. She announced her plans earlier this week. She will officially step down June 30. (March 10, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford officials want more answers before approving a memorandum of understanding for a new $300 million hospital. (March 10, 2011, Page 1,
Four candidates are vying for the open Oxford School Board position to be selected by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (March 10, 2011, Page 1)
Certificate of appropriateness fees may soon get reduced slightly for those doing minor work as the two historic commissions approved a new sliding-scale fee with the Board of Aldermen to make final approval. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)
A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)
BLOG: Deborah Moran will be stepping down as Water Valley’s superintendent effective June 30. (more…) (March 9, 2011)
At their regular meeting Monday, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors say they’re concerned about the hospital possibly building its new $300-million regional referral medical center west of Oxford off Highway 6. However the county attorney warned them to not get involved in any promoting any particular place to put the new facility. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)
Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.
But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)
With state testing on the horizon, Lafayette School District is working hard to improve test scores now that they are under academic watch. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)