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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lawrence Chandler

Business owners voice concerns

Before meeting with the Oxford community in a town hall meeting on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee sat down with local business leaders to talk energy, taxes, federal deficit and inflation. (June 10, 2011, Page 1A)

New hospital moves forward

In a surprise move, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday at an informational public hearing to move forward with negotiations with officials from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the medical center’s plans to build a new $300 million facility in Oxford.

After an hour-plus presentation by Dick Cowart, legal counsel for Baptist, and a round of questions from the standing-room-only audience, Supervisor Mike Pickens made a motion to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital to allow the hospital corporation to buy out of the original lease it had with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County for about $60 million. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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