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Fire tower area off limits

Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

 (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Planners discuss possible regulations

    The Lafayette County Planning Commission spent its Monday meeting discussing possible new changes to the county’s subdivision regulations, which includes some restrictions for future mobile home parks. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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      Vet wins top cop award

      Charles Smith, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy, was named Police Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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        Youths recognized for work, character

        Oxford High School student Randon Hill and Lafayette Middle School student Robert Burns were honored Thursday by local law enforcement officers for working through difficult periods in their life and rising through adversity. (January 23, 2015, Page 1)

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          Naming of new bridge discussed

          Local residents Jim Petermann and Mark Stone asked the Lafayette Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider naming the new Tallahatchie River Bridge in honor of those who have served in our nation’s two most recent armed conflicts — Iraq and Afghanistan. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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            Funds needed to clean roads

            Supervisor Chad McClarty asked his fellow board members to consider using grant funds to help clean up Lafayette County roads. (January 8, 2015, Page 1)

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              Lafayette Elementary School turns to tech tools: Teachers incorporate more technology in classroom

              Tanya Robertson, a second-grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, has used DonorsChoose.org as an online charity that enables public school teachers to post classroom project requests that range from “pencils for poetry and microscopes for mitochondria” and receive gifts from anonymous donors. (January 7, 2015)

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                Warehouse deal in jeopardy

                Plans for a new warehouse being built by McGregor Steel for Caterpillar’s use at the industrial park in Lafayette County could be put off due to city regulations.

                 (January 6, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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                  Let the races begin

                  Those considering a run in a variety of elections in 2015 have until Feb. 27 to qualify to be in those races, but some local officials have already made up their minds. As a result, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether the longest-serving locally elected county official will be returned to office one more time, and voters will probably be selecting at least one new member to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (January 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Law enforcement gears up for holiday

                    DUI arrests over the New Year’s Eve weekend have dropped over the past several years in the LOU community and local law enforcement are hoping the trend continues and to help, local agencies plan on being out in force this holiday weekend. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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