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Keeping an eye on the Square

Mayor Pat Patterson is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve around $50,000 to purchase security cameras for the Square at the next meeting. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

Hospital talks in home stretch

After 18 months of discussion, a deal appears to be looming in the next two weeks as the city and county near the end of changes to the memorandum of understanding with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the building of a new $300M facility. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

Officials welcome Baptist decision

While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

Kayaking for a cause

Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.

 (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

Many hands help others

Hundreds of University of Mississippi students ignored the rain and cold and worked throughout the community on Saturday as part of the UM Big Event. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

Hospital talks continue

The city, county and hospital met behind closed doors on Monday to discuss how the Baptist Memorial Hospital Care Corp. selects the best site for a new hospital. The city and county also discussed concerns with the memorandum of understanding. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

Hospital vote delayed

Oxford officials want more answers before approving a memorandum of understanding for a new $300 million hospital. (March 10, 2011, Page 1, 8)

Who’s the greenest of them all?

The Sustainability Leadership award nominations are now up and submissions will be accepted through April 1. The Green Week schedule was also recently posted. Visit www.olemiss.edu/greenweek for more information. (March 4, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford welcomes 50 new citizens to the US

Carolina Orrego had wanted to be an American citizen since she moved to Orlando at age 15. Now as an employee of the University of Mississippi, Orrego finally received her wish on Friday along with 49 others from 19 countries during the naturalization ceremony held at the federal courthouse. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

City explores use of hospital funds

With a potential $32.5 million dollars set to be accepted from the sale of the current hospital building this summer, the city is working to figure out the best use of the funds. (February 23, 2011, Page 2)

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