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Monday, September 1, 2014

Highway 7 South

New Walker Electric home approved

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved plans for Walker Electric’s new building that will be located just behind its current location off Highway 7. MDOT purchased the current location as the land was needed for the future widening of Highway 7. (August 26, 2014, Page 2)

Going, going, gone

Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

Shopping center for Highway 7 approved

Developers planning to build a new shopping center on Highway 7 South near the Windsor Falls subdivision jumped their first hurdle Monday when they received approval from the Oxford Planning Commission to rezone about 25 acres from residential to general businesses. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)

Highway 7 S. to get Dollar General store

The southern side of Oxford and Lafayette County may soon have a new Dollar General store. The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved the plans for the 9,100 square-foot store Monday. (January 28, 2014, Page 10)

Katrina cottages to expand by 8

The Planning Commission approved the site plan for eight additional Katrina cottages in the South Lamar Cottage Creek subdivision and two variance requests allowing the one-bedroom cottages to be under the city’s minimum living square foot space and to use crushed stone for the parking lot. (November 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Rezoning request dies for lack of motion

The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request Tuesday by landowner Kenny Coleman to rezone 64 acres located between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7 South from single-family homes to multi-family units. No motion was made to accept the request, therefore the request died for lack of motion. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

Officials welcome Baptist decision

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)

Planning Commission OKs Katrina-cottage subdivision

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved Monday the preliminary and final plat for a small rental unit subdivision that will feature “Katrina cottages.” (March 29, 2011, Page 2)

Talks continue on hospital’s future

A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

Wife given bond in husband’s murder

Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent granted Lou Ann White with a $100,000 bond during her first-appearance hearing Thursday afternoon; she had not posted bond as of this morning. (April 9, 2010, Page 2A)

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