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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lafayette County

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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                Natural gas in Abbeville possible

                PCA Commissioner Brandon Presley will be meeting with the town of Abbeville Tuesday in hopes to get enough support to bring natural gas to rural community.

                 (March 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                  Highway 30 named after Faulkner

                  Gov. Phil Bryant signed a measure Wednesday, renaming Highway 30 in Lafayette County to the William Faulkner Scenic Highway.

                   (March 19, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                    County moves forward with new roads

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved hiring an appraiser for the Sisk Avenue and West Oxford Loop extension Monday night and voted to abandon a previously private road they accepted for maintenance a few years ago and turn it back over to the landowners. (March 17, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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