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Friday, May 29, 2015

Lafayette County

Mobile home park project draws criticism

About 50 residents of the Camp Ground Road/ Highway 30 area came out Tuesday night to the Lafayette County Planning Commission meeting to speak against a proposed mobile home park that has plans for 90 trailers to eventually be on site.

 (May 27, 2015, Page 1, 5)

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    Lafayette County candidates file expense reports

    The first deadline to file campaign reports for local county elections was Friday. Most candidates met the deadline while a handful missed it. (May 11, 2015)

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      County presented with Storm Ready certificate

      The National Weather Service presented Lafayette County with a Storm Ready certificate at Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. (May 5, 2015, Page 1)

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        Wellsgate resident protects neighborhood from slithering intruders

        Harley Garrett has captured over a hundred snakes in Wellsgate in the past 14 years but only 3 were poisonous. He is always willing to come remove one from a neighbor’s yard. (April 24, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Man dies in tragic accident

          Calvin Caldwell, a Lafayette County solid waste employee, was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi Thursday morning after being transported from an accident on CR 2004 near Highway 30 and Pine Needle Road. (April 24, 2015, Page 1A)

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            Board of supervisors discuss litter law enforcement in county

            After extensive discussion about litter control at Monday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors decided to look into hiring an official to enforce litter laws in the county. (April 21, 2015, Page 3)

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              Solid waste manager retires from county

              Solid Waste Manager Bobby Jones was recognized at a retirement party in his honor at the Lafayette County Chancery Building on Friday. Jones will end his career with the county on April 30 and begin a new job as a funeral director trainee at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Kenneth Drewrey has been hired to place Jones as solid waste manager. (April 20, 2015, Page 3)

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                LHS student at Med after wreck

                A Lafayette High School senior is fighting for her life at The Med after she lost control of her car while driving to school Monday morning.

                 (April 16, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                  Sardis Master Plan input sought

                  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are looking for the public’s input to revamp the Sardis Lake Master Plan that hasn’t been updated since 1975. The Master Plan defines how the lake is managed. (April 12, 2015, Page 1A, 8A)

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                    Still no leash law in county

                    After extensive discussion about dogs roaming the county at Monday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors took no action in enacting leash laws that would require residents in densely populated areas to confine their animals. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

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