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Complaint filed against assistant police chief

A verbal fight over a campaign sign during the primary election on Aug. 2 has led to local electrician Bubba Mize filing a formal complaint against Oxford Police Assistant Chief Joey East. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

Baptist buys hospital

After two long years of negotiations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp purchased the South Lamar and Belk boulevard building of its BMH North Mississippi hospital for $60 million and an additional $5.6 million from its Health Trust Fund. The city and county will jointly share the profits. The hospital will move forward with building a new $250 million facility in Oxford. (August 18, 2011, Page 1A)

Forgotten stash of silver discovered

Local officials have discovered 4,200 ounces of silver nitrate, or $200,000 worth of silver, in a lock box tucked away since 1989 from the former x-ray machines at the county hospital. (August 17, 2011, Page 1)

No easy solution to Park Dr. project

Residents of Park Drive were divided on whether new sidewalks, bike lanes or curb and gutter should be added to their street during a public hearing on Tuesday. The city has received federal funds for the project but can not move forward if they do not obtain easements – something several neighbors are reluctant to give. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

Baptist looks for new home

Now that the purchase agreement for the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been approved by both city and county officials, the hunt for the location of a new $250 million regional medical facility has picked up steam. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

City, county OK sale of hospital

The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors both voted this morning to approve the sale of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi building to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (August 1, 2011, Page 1A)

City’s budget goal: maintain services

While the Oxford Board of Aldermen are not ready to make budget decisions for the 2012 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, presentations from departments this summer show city leaders are putting together a fiscally conservative budget. (July 29, 2011, Page 1A)

County still cool to tennis courts

Representatives from the University of Mississippi, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County met Friday during a work session to discuss the county’s involvement in a project to build 12 additional tennis courts at the John Leslie Tennis Facility near the Oxford Activity Center. (July 25, 2011, Page 1, 3)

New central fire station project advances

The City of Oxford is moving forward with a central fire station to be located on Molly Barr Road – somewhere. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A)

City cemetery costs to climb

The city of Oxford has put a moratorium on grave purchases at the Oxford City Cemetery for the next 45 days while they work to increase prices for lots. A public hearing will be held on Aug. 2 at the Board of Aldermen meeting to discuss. (July 21, 2011, Page 1)

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