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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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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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                  County OK’s budget

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the 2105 general budget and tax levy for the county. The tax levy did not change from last year and the budget expenditures passed with a four to one vote. (September 16, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Privacy hard to find in county jail

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors recently approved the county jail to implement video chat for inmates and their attorneys. However, the board was told to hold off on implementation as the federal government might foot the bill for the services. (September 15, 2014, Page 1)

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