Gov. Haley Barbour signed into effect a request for Oxford to create a special reserve fund for hospital sale revenues if and when the purchase is approved. (April 26, 2011, Page 2)
TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)
The city’s new dog park may be open but city officials and representatives from the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society are still trying to determine some of the details on the operation of the park. (April 13, 2011, Page 1)
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)
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)
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,