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Board of Supervisors

Better bids sought for silver

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and Oxford Board of Aldermen turned down all but one bid Monday on 42 bars of silver that were discovered this past summer in a safety deposit box. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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    City, county to take bids on silver bars Monday

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors hope to find the highest bidder on 40-plus bars of silver on Monday when verbal and written bids will be taken in a public forum at 1 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (December 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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      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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