• 50°

Yesterday’s Papers: Health, safety and schools in headlines

School may still be out, but education remains at the forefront in the headlines, while safety and health care are also big topics in a look back to this week in the years 2011, 2006, 1996, 1985 and 1969.

July 20, 2011

Hospital sale appears near

With the purchase agreement process close to an end, the city and county attorneys updated local leaders on the status on what appears to be a successful conclusion of negotiations that began two years ago.

City Attorney Pope Mallette said it could be as early as next week for the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve the sale of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, with a closing set for 10 to 15 days after.

County Attorney David O’Donnell briefed the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on the progress.

July 18, 2006

Storm shelters to be placed at rural fire stations

Lafayette County residents will soon have a place to go that’s close to home during bad storms or other disasters.

The county has received a $50,000 grant through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to