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City, county officials still hashing out hospital

Talks continue between the Oxford Board of Aldermen, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the memorandum of understanding that could allow for the sale of the current hospital, for BMH to let out of their lease and for a new $250 M facility to be built within city limits. (May 3, 2011, Page 2)

New Baptist medical center talks nearing a conclusion

Oxford Board of Aldermen approved another 10-15 hours of consultation with Howard Bogart, an attorney in Alabama that specializes in health care law, to finish the last details of a memorandum of understanding with the county and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (April 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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)

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)

Pocket park project moves forward

Garden Terrace Homeowners Association turned over the deed to some of its property to the city Tuesday so the land will eventually be transformed into a small neighborhood park. (March 3, 2011, Page 2)

Hospital project inches forward

After 18 months of negotiations, the $300 million new facility is moving forward as the City of Oxford and Lafayette County officials are hammering out details of the memorandum of understanding and then the contract with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi representatives. (February 16, 2011, Page 1)

Proposed leash law amended

A first public hearing on changes to the city leash law was held on Tuesday with no one from the public to comment. Changes include not allowing dogs to roam free other than on owner’s property and on a future dog park in the city. A second public hearing will be held in two weeks. (December 8, 2010, Page 3)

How to keep dogs on a short leash?

A new city leash law has been proposed but the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday sent the strictly worded law back to the drawing board in order to allow dogs to roam free on their own property and on a potential future dog park. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)

Hard work behind the scenes pays off

A lot of work was done behind the scenes over the last few months on “Project Duke,” which helped bring Olin Corp.’s Winchester Centerfire Operations and 1,000 jobs to Oxford and Lafayette County. Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the players in the relocation and expansion project who helped make it happen. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)

City may buy Bell assets

After nine months of negotiations and appraisals, the city of Oxford is ready to offer Bell Utilities $2.3 million to purchase its systems and assets. The city would not be buying Bell Utilities as an entire entity, only its water/sewer systems and customer base. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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