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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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            Redistricting plans available for review

            Two proposed plans for redistricting the voter districts in Lafayette County are available for review by the public at the Chancery Building. Both plans satisfy the “one man, one vote” rule. (September 7, 2011, Page 1)

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              County proposes tax cut

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will vote on Sept. 15 on the proposed 2011-12 fiscal year budget that includes a 7 mill decrease for county property owners. (September 7, 2011, Page 1)

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                County weighs tax cut

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Monday to continue discussions on the 2011-2012 budget including potentially lowering the millage rate by ten percent. (August 16, 2011, Page 1)

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                  County trims budget

                  Several departments plan to spend fewer tax dollars during the 2011-12 budget year, which should help the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors maintain or even reduce the tax rate. A review of anticipated county department increases and expenses began Monday during a budget meeting with the supervisors. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

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                    2 incumbent supervisors defeated

                    Two Lafayette County supervisors will lose their seats on the board at the end of this year after losing in Tuesday’s primary election, while a third incumbent will fight to retain his position during the Aug. 23rd runoff election. Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant was ousted by Chad D. McLarty while Supervisor Johnny Morgan lost to Jeff Busby. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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