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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Janice Antonow

Oxford may get electronic billboards

Lamar Advertising is requesting to work with the city on allowing digital billboards within the city limits after the city has given a seven year extension to have the regular boards restricted to just industrial zones. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)

City nixes more bar hours

A request to extend bar hours until 2 a.m. was denied by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. The board did approve $37,000 for security cameras to install around the Square by mid-August to improve security after recent crimes in the area. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford bans Katrina Cottages

Katrina Cottages have a 90-day moratorium in the city of Oxford after one was installed in the city limits and another 19-unit neighborhood was approved in the county but with city utilities. The city will now research what codes may need to change to allow the units. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)

Verizon promises to clean up, fix problems

The Verizon Fiber project that began in March had some issues with clean up and had to let go of the crew that began the work and replace them with a new crew out of Memphis. (June 1, 2011, Page 3)

Hospital project moves forward

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp on Tuesday. The agreement must still be approved by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (May 18, 2011, Page 1)

Details on dog park operation being worked on

The city’s new dog park may be open but city officials and representatives from the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society are still trying to determine some of the details on the operation of the park. (April 13, 2011, Page 1)

Hospital vote delayed

Oxford officials want more answers before approving a memorandum of understanding for a new $300 million hospital. (March 10, 2011, Page 1, 8)

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)

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)

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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