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Farmers’ market idea on hold

City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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    Sign ordinance moves forward

    Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a motion to send back the non conforming sign ordinance to the Planning Commission on Tuesday. Lamar Advertising requested to consider changes at the Planning Commission on Friday as the deadline looms for signs to come into compliance by Nov. 15. (November 7, 2011, Page 2A)

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      Pondering the need for more local policemen

      Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jerry N. Boone writes to say that the city and county boards should look for the best ways to use the windfall from the sale of the hospital to give relief to taxpayers, while Linda L. Norwood writes to say that we need to return to the days of doing things for the greater good. (August 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Lauren Uncapher Stokes writes to commend the Board of Aldermen for taking time to make a decision on Katrina cottages in the city, and adds that she wishes they would exercise the same diligence on all issues. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)

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            Aldermen OK hospital agreement

            For the second time, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to approve the memorandum of understanding with Baptist Health Care Corp. (June 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Hospital project moves forward

              The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp on Tuesday. The agreement must still be approved by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (May 18, 2011, Page 1)

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                Open communication: A prescription for success

                The prognosis is mixed on Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.’s effort to build a new hospital in Oxford because of a rough spot in negotiations with local government boards because of site options. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the ongoing issue and says that an open debate and the availability of information will help all involved understand the process. (March 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  City, county officials urged to respond to Baptist

                  A meeting is set Monday for local officials and Baptist Hospital officials to discuss some of the particulars of a proposed new facility that would involve the current lease of the local hospital. Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes that the open meeting format is good and urges officials to work together for the good of the community and its health care facilities and programs. (January 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

                    Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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