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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Highway 6

Slow down around Highway 6 projects

Safety of workers, drivers a priority near construction on Highway 6. (March 14, 2014, Page 1A)

Road projects to bring traffic relief

Several road projects are coming down the pipe for Lafayette County to help ease congestion around Oxford. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)

Are we ready — for big crowds?

Since the first home football game, the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi have been tweaking parking and traffic plans to help accommodate what many expect to be the largest football crowd of the season when the Ole Miss Rebels take on Texas A&M Saturday. Hear the public announcement from the Oxford Police Department. (October 11, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

Wrongful death suit filed in siblings’ death

The mother of a brother and sister killed last year in a wreck has filed a lawsuit against the driver, John H. Strickland Jr., who is facing two counts of aggravated DUI for being under the influence of drugs and other substances when he slammed into the vehicle, killing John and Sarah Wheat. (May 9, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

MDOT moves forward with highway projects

MDOT has hired Neel-Schaffer Engineering firm to design the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and is almost complete with its paving and striping project on Highway 7 North. (December 20, 2012, Page 2)

Why here and not there?

Baptist details advantages of new hospital site located between Old Taylor Road and South Lamar Boulevard. (April 23, 2012, Page 1A)

Is annex request hospital related?

Local land owners are asking a Chancery Court judge to allow their 160 acres of property to be annex into the city of Oxford have some wondering if this site is on a short list of possibilities for the location of a new proposed $250 million regional medical facility from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A hearing on the annexation is set for April 3. (February 16, 2012, Page 1)

Highway 6 wreck claims life of local business man

Oxford native and insurance agent Tommy Brown was killed Thursday when his car went off the side of the road in a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 6 near the Old Taylor Road ramp. (October 21, 2011, Page 2A)

Baptist looks for new home

Now that the purchase agreement for the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been approved by both city and county officials, the hunt for the location of a new $250 million regional medical facility has picked up steam. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

Supervisors rename Hwy. 6 to honor veterans

Following Pontotoc and Lee counties, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to support renaming the portion of Highway 6 that runs through Lafayette County to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

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