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Historic board turns case over to city

The first demolition neglect case to turn to the city for enforcement was approved on Tuesday by the Oxford Historic Commission. (June 15, 2011, Page 2)

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    Aldermen OK hospital agreement

    For the second time, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to approve the memorandum of understanding with Baptist Health Care Corp. (June 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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      City hires firm to study Square parking

      Oxford Board of Aldermen hired Tim Haahs and Associates to develop a two-phased downtown parking management strategy for $23,280. (May 4, 2011, Page 7)

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        More details needed, not less

        The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission voted down an idea to change the ordinance that would allow people to demolish residences without a plan for a new structure, citing that just a landscape plan would not be enough. (April 14, 2011, Page 2)

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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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            Preservation commissions consider changes

            The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission and the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission are working with the city planner’s office to make changes to the demolition requirements and request. Both commissions will vote on the amended ordinance before taking it to the Board of Aldermen. (March 24, 2011, Page 2)

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              Leaders balk at Hwy. 6 site

              Members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have expressed concerns about one of the proposed sites for Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new proposed hospital. (March 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Where should the hospital go?

                Since Baptist Memorial Hospital care Corp. announced its plans to build a new $300 million facility in Oxford, rumors about proposed locations have popped up all over town. The Oxford EAGLE takes a look at the some of the possible sites. (March 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Hospital location tops concerns

                  After rumors had circled around Oxford for the past week about Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi buying land west of Oxford for its proposed regional referral center, Dick Cowart, counsel for Baptist, laid the rumors to rest during the meeting between Baptist officials, the Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County supervisors, and confirmed Baptist had purchased 107 acres, however, said Baptist has not selected a site as of yet. (February 23, 2011, Page 1)

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                    No free parking on Square?

                    During a work session Friday, Mayor Pat Patterson and the Oxford Board of Aldermen heard a presentation by Ron Hipp, chairman of the Parking Garage Committee, during which he suggested the city consider charging motorists 50 cents an hour for “premium parking” around the Square.

                    Other topics talked about Friday included forming an investment committee on how to invest the $30 million the city will receive from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi buying out of its lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County. (February 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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