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Lafayette County

Trust fund looks good

Oxford and Lafayette County were given final reports on the Baptist investments fund this week. Both funds increased in value, giving Oxford about $830K and Lafayette about $500K to use toward road, capital and other projects. (July 10, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Supervisors say ‘no’ to liquor for catering company in county

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors stayed in tune with the county’s history of deny requests to sell alcohol in the county Monday when they denied a resort status request from Elizabeth Heiskell with Woodson Ridge Farms. (July 7, 2015, Page 1)

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      Wreck claims life of LC teen

      A one-car wreck claimed the life of Lafayette County teenager, Joseph Stribling, Wednesday afternoon in New Albany. (July 2, 2015, Page 3)

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        Road on track despite rainy spring

        County Road 406, the new road that will help traffic near the Lafayette County School District campus is on schedule despite heavy rains recently. Other county road projects are also moving along.

         (June 1, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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          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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