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Highway 6 West

County voices concerns over hospital

At their regular meeting Monday, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors say they’re concerned about the hospital possibly building its new $300-million regional referral medical center west of Oxford off Highway 6. However the county attorney warned them to not get involved in any promoting any particular place to put the new facility. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

Too far away for comfort?

Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.

But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

Leaders balk at Hwy. 6 site

Members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have expressed concerns about one of the proposed sites for Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new proposed hospital. (March 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Hospital location tops concerns

After rumors had circled around Oxford for the past week about Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi buying land west of Oxford for its proposed regional referral center, Dick Cowart, counsel for Baptist, laid the rumors to rest during the meeting between Baptist officials, the Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County supervisors, and confirmed Baptist had purchased 107 acres, however, said Baptist has not selected a site as of yet. (February 23, 2011, Page 1)

More land sold off Highway 6

Further investigation into the sale of large sections of land located off Highway 6 West, near the Cumberland subdivision, revealed a total of 107 acres were sold and transferred — not once, but twice in one day.

Speculation and rumors have suggested the land is being bought by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to be used as the spot for its new proposed $300 million regional referral center. (February 18, 2011, Page 1A)

Rumors fly on new hospital location

Rumors have begun to circulate that Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has purchased land off Highway 6 West, located southwest of Wellsgate. (February 17, 2011, Page 1)

One charged in shooting incident

An Oxford man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a car at the Shell gas station on Highway 6.

Kevin Dunn, 24, was charged with aggravated assault.

Officers were dispatched to the Shell station in reference to shots being fired. Two cars were involved and shots were fired at or from both vehicles, according to the report. No one was injured. (January 26, 2011, Page 2)

Minigolf course opens near county line

Who doesn’t like putt-putt?
Now area residents finally have a miniature golf course at Rebel Park, on Highway 6 West.
The 9-hole course is the third installment in a continuing evolution of Rebel Park that’s centered on entertainment for the entire community. The minigolf course is part of the same park that offers paint ball fun for the whole family. (June 14, 2010, Page 5)

Run-off solution sought

The Lafayette County Planning Commission has ordered the owners of Williams Equipment Co. to produce a plan of action on how it plans to curb erosion issues once and for all at its construction site located across  from the Cumberland subdivision. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

Photo essay: ‘Life on 6′

OXFORD LIVING — It’s a drive Ole Miss student Kate Anthony had made a million times en route from Oxford to her home in Southaven. But stopping to take photos and talk to the folks who live and work along Highway 6 made her realize: It’s more than just a means to an end.

(more…) (April 9, 2010, Page 1B)

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