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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pat Patterson

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)

Land donated to Cedar Oaks

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)

No free parking on Square?

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)

Lafayette’s population booms

Data released this week from the U.S. Census shows Lafayette County as being the fastest growing nonmetropolitan area in Mississippi with a 22.2 percent increase of population since 2000. The city of Oxford also grew over the last 10 years going from the 35th biggest city in the state to the 20th biggest city. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

City addresses Square traffic, parking

Two actions taken by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday will ease Square congestion. The city approved a two-way restriping of Jackson Avenue East and to advertise for companies to help create a plan for future parking garage or changes to the Square parking. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

City approves sale of hospital

A new $300 million hospital is closer to being built after the City of Oxford agreed on Tuesday to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital and county to let the hospital buy out their lease. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

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