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Oxford Hospital Case before Miss. Supreme Court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Opponents of the site of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new hospital becoming part of the city of Oxford are appealing a state judge’s ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Kenneth Farrell and two other opponents say the state judge didn’t follow the law when he approved the city’s request.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on June 3.

In March 2013, a Lafayette County chancery judge ruled in favor of several landowners who petitioned the court to allow Oxford to annex the former Franklin Estates property, which was then purchased by Baptist to build the new hospital. Farrell appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.

The case is among dozens before the Supreme Court during its May-June term.