Oxford annexation proposed near hospital

Oxford StockOXFORD – Aldermen will host a public hearing Aug. 20 on a proposed annexation of land due south of the planned site for a new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Such an annexation could facilitate a new connecting road between Old Taylor Road and South Lamar Boulevard.

Most of the land on which the hospital is to be built is already subject to an “inclusion” effort, which differs from annexation in that the legal proceedings were originated by the landowners rather than the city. That inclusion was approved in

Lafayette County Chancery Court, but opponents have appealed it to the Mississippi State Supreme Court.