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Friday, October 31, 2014

Board of Supervisors

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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            The cost of gov’t—Sunday focus

            The Oxford Board of Alderman and the Lafayette County Supervisors decide on their annual budgets. (September 14, 2014, Page 1A)

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              County raises solid waste fees

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to raised solid waste fees by $2 for residential and 10 percent for commercial properties. The fees will begin on October 1st. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

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                New welcome signs unveiled

                Leadership Lafayette presented the county’s new sign that will great travelers as they enter into the county coming from Batesville on Highway 6 yesterday at the Powerhouse. Another sign is in the making for Highway 6 coming from Tupelo. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

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                  New roads move forward

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with discussions with the city about two expansion road projects. The roads discussed were West Oxford Loop and Sisk Avenue. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)

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                    County cuts budget requests

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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