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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pat Patterson

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)

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)

Mayor Lamar’s portrait unveiled at City Hall

Former Oxford Mayor Pat Lamar’s portrait was unveiled at City Hall on Friday and will be on display in the hallway of the building. (July 5, 2011, Page 1)

Cedar Oaks future questioned

A meeting last week to determine the best use of Cedar Oaks led to some solid ideas and the hope to meet again in the fall to keep finding the best use for the historic home. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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