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Baptist buyout nears completion

The sale of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississppi’s current location back to Baptist is progressing along, according to County Attorney David O’Donnell, who provided and update to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors Tuesday during a meeting. (July 13, 2011, Page 2)

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    Loggers banned on CR 432

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow the county road manager to route logging trucks down County Road 477 to avoid driving on CR 432 due to concerns over the weight of the trucks crossing the two bridges along the road. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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      County shows little love for tennis

      After almost an hour-long debate, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to meet with city of Oxford and University of Mississippi officials to discuss building additional tennis courts. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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        County Briefs

        In other business Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted on several issues including a homeowner wanting to take over a public road; no animals allowed in storm shelters and a road stiping program. (June 7, 2011, Page 2)

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          County OKs MOU with Baptist

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to accept the memorandum of understanding between the county, the city of Oxford and Baptist Memorial Health Systems to build a new $250 million hospital somewhere within the city limits. (June 6, 2011, Page 1)

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            Road projects get green light

            Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

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              Officials welcome Baptist decision

              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)

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                County upset with MDOT, MOU

                During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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                  Early education key to success

                  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)

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                    Chancery Court records now free after ethics complaint

                    Because of a complaint filed with the Mississippi Ethics Commission, searching online for Chancery Court records is now free for the public. (March 17, 2011, Page 2)

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