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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Board of Supervisors

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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      Road work begins on CR 406

      Work started Monday on the new CountyRoad 406 that will help control school traffic in Lafayette County.​

       (December 16, 2014, Page 1)

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        Sunday Focus – County adopts building codes

        Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved implementing an amended version of the 2012 International Building Code, similar to what the city of Oxford approved earlier this year. The new regulations are expected to ensure quality construction and improve property values. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

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          County OKs new building codes

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved new building codes that mimic the ones the city of Oxford implemented earlier this year. (December 2, 2014, Page 1)

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            Plant wants to expand

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Oxford-Lafayette Economic Development Foundation met during an executive session to discuss the county selling land to McGreggor Steel Fabrication Inc. to aid Caterpillar Inc. with their storage needs. McGregor will still have to go before both the Lafayette County Planning Commission and the county supervisors board for approval before the land is sold. (November 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Gas station gets preliminary approval

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to approved a preliminary site plan for a Dees Oil gas station in front of the Cross Creek subdivision. The company will have to comply with all changes suggested as well as water and sewer needs before a final plan can be approved. (November 4, 2014, Page 2)

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                County nixes state building codes

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to opt out of state building codes with Senate Bill 2378 and instead make their own codes. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                  New signs to honor Carwile

                  Two new memorial signs will be placed in honor of Donald Carwile, former Oxford Police Department officer and U.S. Army officer. Carwile passed away in 2008. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Leash law revisited

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors heard a discussion about wandering dogs in neighborhoods at Monday’s meeting. The group agreed to revisit the laws to see what could be done to keep pet owners responsible for their pets. (October 7, 2014, Page 1)

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