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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)

Wonder if these letters to Santa were written?

Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)

East is city’s new top cop

The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Three finalists for OPD chief announced

The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

Letters to the Editor

Eric and Melanie Dahl write to thank the sponsors, volunteers, participants and others who helped make the recent 2012 Brian Dahl Birthday Ride a great success. (December 12, 2012, Page 4A)

Mayor blasts bike lane project

Mayor Pat Patterson took the opportunity during the mayor’s report section of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to express his disappointment with the bike lane construction going on around Oxford. (December 5, 2012, Page 1)

CON OK’d for hospital

The Mississippi State Department of Health approved a Certificate of Need for a new $313 million, 217-bed replacement hospital at the request of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Ticketing gets ‘Real’ on Square

Enforcement of the two-hour parking on the Square will begin again on Monday, this time with stricter penalties and enforcement. (November 22, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford greenlights transit barn

With South Lamar Boulevard and other roads around Oxford still torn up as D. Carroll Construction limps along to complete the Pathways bike lane project, the Oxford Board of Alderman reluctantly approved a motion to hire the construction firm again to build another city project — the new transit facility. (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

Mayor: Time to overhaul city hall

Renovations to Oxford City Hall is one of three major projects the Board of Aldermen will soon have to consider. A historic architect has submitted a propsal to do an inspection of the building that was built in 1885. (October 26, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

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