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Oxford Conference Center

Vets honored at ceremony

U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Abruscato spoke of three common beliefs most veterans share during the annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday — honor to have served; sacrifice for a nation and its people and pride in doing their part. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Community to salute local heroes

Several events are planned for Veterans Day to help honor and celebrate those who serve our country. (November 10, 2011, Page 1)

Complaint filed against assistant police chief

A verbal fight over a campaign sign during the primary election on Aug. 2 has led to local electrician Bubba Mize filing a formal complaint against Oxford Police Assistant Chief Joey East. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

Safety Fair slated for Saturday

Sponsored by the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, the Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the grounds of the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue. (June 3, 2011, Page 1A)

More fairs needed in Oxford say carnival-goers

Children of all ages are enjoying the rides and attractions at the Oxford Shrine Club Spring Fest carnival being held through Saturday night across from the Oxford Conference Center. (May 27, 2011, Page 1B, 3B)

Waste day a successful event

On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

Lawmakers: Economy getting stronger

Lafayette County state lawmakers expressed hope of a brighter economic future for north Mississippi with the addition of three new industrial operations in the area at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast meeting sponsored by the Oxford and Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Oxford Conference Center on Monday. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

New hospital moves forward

In a surprise move, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday at an informational public hearing to move forward with negotiations with officials from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the medical center’s plans to build a new $300 million facility in Oxford.

After an hour-plus presentation by Dick Cowart, legal counsel for Baptist, and a round of questions from the standing-room-only audience, Supervisor Mike Pickens made a motion to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital to allow the hospital corporation to buy out of the original lease it had with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County for about $60 million. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

Baptist Hospital Re-location

Officials from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi will meet with the Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors at 6 p.m. Monday at the Oxford Conference Center. Hospital officials will continue their discussion with the local boards on the hospital’s plans to build a new medical center in Oxford and their proposal to purchase the city and county’s interest in the existing hospital. The public is welcome to attend and ask questions. (January 23, 2011)

Health effort proves popular

More than 600 people signed up earlier this month for the new health initiative, “Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U.” Many of those same people took advantage of the free hour-long ballroom dancing session offered for those participating in the program Thursday evening at the Oxford Conference Center. The five-month long program will feature special exercise programs and speakers like Patrick House, the winner of season 10 Biggest Loser who be in Oxford Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church. Priority seating goes to those in the program, however the doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for the general public. (January 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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