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Alyssa Schnugg

Tourism dollars climb

The number of visitors to Oxford have been increasing rapidly since October, according to figures presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (April 19, 2012, Page 1)

Vineyard gets hesitant nod from Board of Aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 5 to 2 to approve a special exception granting a Planned Unit Development zoning for The Vineyards, a 336-unit subdivision geared toward student living off Old Taylor Road. (April 18, 2012, Page 1)

New hospital location announced

Representatives from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi asked both local governing boards Tuesday to amend an agreement that a new $250 million hospital will be build within the city limits to allow Baptist to build on property that is both inside and outside of the city which is located between Old Taylor Road and South Lamar, not far from the existing hospital. Both boards voted to accept the amended agreement. (April 18, 2012, Page 1)

City, county to discuss new hospital

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials are expected to announce the location of its new, proposed $300 million regional hospital today at a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall. (April 17, 2012, Page 1)

More women learning to use guns for self defense

The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association offers women’s handgun familiarization course last week at the F.D. “Buddy” Training Complex. A men’s course is being offered on May 5. Read today’s Oxford Living to learn more about the one-day course. (April 13, 2012, Page 1B)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set next week

The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory, next to the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue.
The collection day is a time when everyone can safely dispose of items like pain, motor oil, batteries, old computers, household and lawn chemicals and their containers, tires, florescent bulbs, and pesticides. (April 13, 2012, Page 3A)

Foster parents needed

Lafayette County has 36 children under the custody of the Department of Human Services, however there are only four foster families in Lafayette County. This and other facts were reported Thursday during a Child Abuse Prevention Month rally on the Square as a kick-off to Saturday’s Party in the Park event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Avent Park. (April 13, 2012, Page 2A)

Green Week begins Sunday

This year’s Green Week is chock full of events to celebrate and promote sustainability and environmentally friendly living with tours of green buildings, yoga workshops, the opening of Insight Park on the University of Mississippi campus and much more. The week-long event begins Sunday at 5:30 with a vegetarian potluck dinner at Honey Bee Bakery. Read today’s EAGLE for a complete listing of events. (April 13, 2012, Page 1A)

Changes made to bus routes

New student housing complexes may require some changes to OUT bus routes. The Red Route will change this summer thanks to the new Molly Barr Trails apartments. Read today’s EAGLE for more information. (April 12, 2012, Page 1)

Health expo for those 50+ on Thursday

RSVP, Baptist Memorial Hospital and other senior organizations have come together to hold the 50+ Health and Wellness Expo from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center. Featured guests include Jackson chef Luis Bruno and IRS investigator Ashley Allen who do a self-defense demonstration. Entertainment will be provided by jazz/blues singer Effie Burt. (April 11, 2012, Page 3)

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