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)
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.
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)
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)
Oxford officials want more answers before approving a memorandum of understanding for a new $300 million hospital. (March 10, 2011, Page 1,
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)
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)
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)
The United Daughters of the Confederacy donated a portion of land that unbeknownst to the city had been part of the Cedar Oaks property but owned by their organization. The donation occurred on Friday with a celebration-thank you lunch and tour of the property. (February 21, 2011, Page 1)
During a work session Friday, Mayor Pat Patterson and the Oxford Board of Aldermen heard a presentation by Ron Hipp, chairman of the Parking Garage Committee, during which he suggested the city consider charging motorists 50 cents an hour for “premium parking” around the Square.
Other topics talked about Friday included forming an investment committee on how to invest the $30 million the city will receive from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi buying out of its lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County. (February 14, 2011, Page 1A)