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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ed Roberts

Court OKs hospital annexation

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the decision Thursday of a Lafayette County chancery judge who approved the annexation of the land where the new Baptist hospital is being built into the city. (July 18, 2014, Page 1A)

Getting ready for the big birthday party?

It’s time once again, Editor Don Whitten writes, for the annual birthday party for the United States of America. Whitten takes a look at the upcoming holiday break, the activities and the people we should be thanking for the freedom we enjoy today. (July 3, 2013, Page 4)

Annexation of hospital land OK’d

A judge has approved an annexation request by Oxford to expand its city limits to include the land on which the future Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s $300 million regional facility will be built. (March 12, 2013, Page 1,2)

Annexation hearing ends; no ruling yet

Attorneys on both sides of an annexation dispute have 30 days to submit final arguments in writing to Chancery Judge Ed Roberts, who will decide whether the land that Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has selected as the location of its new $300 million replacement hospital will be included in the city limits. (December 19, 2012, Page 2)

Judge continues annexation hearing

To better clarify the boundaries of land sought to be included in a request for annexation, a chancery court judge continued the trial until October. (June 12, 2012, Page 2)

Is annex request hospital related?

Local land owners are asking a Chancery Court judge to allow their 160 acres of property to be annex into the city of Oxford have some wondering if this site is on a short list of possibilities for the location of a new proposed $250 million regional medical facility from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A hearing on the annexation is set for April 3. (February 16, 2012, Page 1)

Officials take oath of office

Several Lafayette County officials were sworn in Tuesday by Chancery Court Judge Glen Alderson at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. Several others will be sworn in today. (December 28, 2011, Page 1)

Judge asks to be temporarily removed

Senior Status Judge Kay Cobb has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to temporarily remove her from active assignments and has recused herself in the current active case to which she was recently assigned to avoid conflict with being the chairwoman of the newly established Tea Party Oxford. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)

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