OXFORD, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Oxford officials will not oppose property owners wanting their 160 acres brought into the city limits.
The Oxford Eagle reports that the board of aldermen told City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to the annexation request.
The property owners are hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
Last month, landowners Robert and Beth King filed a motion asking the court to annex 160 acres into the city limits. A hearing is set for April 3.
Since the Kings filed their motion, several other people who own part of the 160 acres have joined the request.
Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com