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)
Adam Pugh hasn’t begun as assistant superintendent yet for the Lafayette School District but he’s been hired as Superintendent. His contract was approved on Monday to begin Jan. 1, 2012. (April 6, 2011, Page 2)
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)
Disaster comes in all shapes and sizes. Bad things happen. And we have to deal with adversity. Haiti Partners co-director Kent Annan, who’s speaking this weekend in Oxford, has seen more than his share of adversity as he helps the people of Haiti. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Annan’s work, including how he helps those in need ask and answer the tough questions about faith. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)
Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and volunteers who have helped the Pantry the past couple of months and to remind the public that the annual Girl Scout Pantry Day collections will be this Saturday. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)
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)
Lafayette County 911 dispatch Supervisor Becky Barnett reminds parents to make sure batteries are taken out of old cell phones given to children to play with and that 911 isn’t the place to call for directions. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)
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)
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)