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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Officials from MEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local emergency managers from surrounding counties, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other emergency response agencies have been attending the Earthquake Mid-Term Planning Conference this week in Oxford to discuss the state’s preparedness for earthquakes and the threats posed to north Mississippi as part of Earthquake Awareness Week. (January 21, 2011, Page 1A, 5A)
Voters were trickling into Lafayette County’s 18 voting precincts this morning to cast their ballot for the candidate they think should fill the North Mississippi transportation commissioner seat that became vacant by the Nov. 1 death of Commissioner Bill Minor.
Turnout was expected to be low today due to possible icy road conditions left over from Sunday’s winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow in Lafayette County. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)