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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Trustees select firm to invest city’s $30 million

The Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to select Philadelphia, Pa.,-based Glenmede to serve as the investment manager of the city’s newly acquired $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

Tourism dollars increase in Oxford

Travel and tourism expenditures by visitors to Lafayette County were about $92 million in FY 2011, up from $83 million in FY 2009 and $85.7 million in FY 2010, according to figures released by the Mississippi Development Authority for the Fiscal Year 2011, which runs from July 2010 to June 2011. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

Historians, mayor discuss new historical marker

Oxford and University of Mississippi historians met Monday to decide how to cram 175 years of local history into 107 words on a new historicalk marker planned to be placed at City Hall. (February 21, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford plans celebration for 175th anniversary

Oxford turns 175 years old this year and will be celebrating with a three-month-long birthday party that will begin with the Double Decker Arts Festival and end after the Fourth of July. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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)

Residents push for speed humps

South 11th Street resident Duke Goza will be asking his fellow neighbors to sign a petition to try to get speed humps on the busy road. Speed humps are lower than traditional speed bumps. (February 3, 2012, Page 1A)

Complaint against assistant chief dismissed

A circuit court judge dismissed a formal complaint against Oxford Assistant Police Chief Joey East during a probable cause hearing in Chickasaw County Wednesday. (February 2, 2012, Page 1)

State road projects hit snag

City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Serving tennis plan again

After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

City leaders host listening session

Over some chicken salad, pimento cheese sandwiches and homemade soup made by Mayor Pat Patterson himself, the mayor and Ward 1 Alderman Ney Williams sat and broke bread with a handful of Williams’ constituents Thursday while they talked about issues facing Oxford and their neighborhood. (January 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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