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South Lamar Boulevard

South Lamar work nears end

Work on South Lamar is hopefully nearing an end with paving expected to start in the next two weeks and be completed by the end of August. The Pathways Phase 2 bike path project began in June to put 11 miles of bike baths and on Oxford’s roads. However, D. Carroll Construction has hit some snags a long the way. (July 26, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Baptist files for Certificate of Need

Baptist Memorial Hospital officials have filed a Certificate of Need with the Mississippi Department of Health in hopes of building a new regional facility in Oxford. (July 10, 2012, Page 3)

Judge continues annexation hearing

To better clarify the boundaries of land sought to be included in a request for annexation, a chancery court judge continued the trial until October. (June 12, 2012, Page 2)

Land sold for new hospital

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and Oxford city officials announced the purchase of 160 acres for a new hospital has been finalized. (May 30, 2012, Page 1)

Street names to be changed

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved the names for several former county roads that were annexed into the city in 2006. (May 21, 2012, Page 3)

Festival attracts crowd

Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Bike lanes, sidewalk work begins Monday

Construction is set to begin Monday on bike paths and sidewalks on Sisk Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. (March 9, 2012, Page 1A)

Dr. Billy helps save University of Mississippi Medical School

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares memories of his childhood growing up on South Lamar Boulevard and the neighbors he grew to love and admire. (January 27, 2012, Page 3B)

Is Oxford a safe biking community?

Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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)

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