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Board of Supervisors

Voters re-elect Blackmon, Pickens

Lafayette County supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens will retain their seats for another four-year term after winning Tuesday’s election. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)

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    Highway name change would honor fallen biker

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and local House Rep. Tommy Reynolds are asking the State Legislature to allow a 4.5 mile portion of Old Sardis Road to be renamed the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway, named after Ermin who was killed last month while riding her bike along that road. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

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      County restores YAC funding

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 2 giving $15,000 to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday. Last month, YAC was denied the funding, however Supervisor Robert Blackmon changed his vote Monday, granting YAC the funds. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

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        County to be debt free

        The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have used $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)

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          YAC’s funding likely to be restored

          Lafayette County District 3 Supervisor Robert Blackmon said he plans on changing his vote to turn the tables on an effort to pull county funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)

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            CodeRed system to keep area informed

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CodeRed emergency warning systems, that will allow all Oxford and Lafayette County residents to receive weather and other emergency warnings on their phones. (October 5, 2011, Page 1)

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              County OKs $4.5 million for multipurpose building

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to set aside $4.5 million for the construction of a multipurpose building in a 3 to 2 vote. (October 4, 2011, Page 3)

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                County pulls YAC funds

                Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Silver bars from hospital sale to be sold

                  During a special meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to declare the 40 bars of silver given to the city of Oxford and the county by Baptist Memorial Hospital officials as surplus property, allowing the silver to be sold and that money going into the county’s general fund. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

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                    No planning review for churches?

                    The building of new churches and renovations to existing churches in the county will not be reviewed by the Lafayette County Planning Commission, according to proposed changes to the county’s subdivision regulations. (September 8, 2011, Page 1)

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