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Lafayette County

County OKs $48 million budget

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved its 2014 budget last week that includes a slight increase to the millage which will cause most homeowners to see a $45 per $100,000 assessed value of their home raise in taxes.

  (September 18, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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    Fashionable entrepreneur at 17

    Hunter Knight, 17, has started his own clothing business featuring bow ties and shirts he designed himself. (September 16, 2013, Page 1A)

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      Lafayette ranks as high performing government

      Lafayette County has “high potential performance,” according to the High Performance Governments 2013 report released last week. (September 5, 2013, Page 2)

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        Staff, clients make center special for all involved

        The North Mississippi Regional Center celebrated its 40th birthday recently. Long-term employees were honored with a special ceremony and former directors spoke about the center’s history. (August 30, 2013, Page 1B)

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          Land owner denied access by hospital

          Bob King sold 160 acres to a land development company last year who sold it to Baptist Memorial Health Care to build its new $300 million facility. Part of the deal was they would provide access to the 55 remaining acres he still owns. Recently, he discovered a gate padlocked to his property and is hoping he can work things out to avoid a court battle. (August 28, 2013, Page 2)

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            Planners: No fence needed for gun range

            Despite being instructed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to discuss and recommend a fence around a proposed commercial shooting range, the majority of members on the Planning Commission voted against forcing the owners to put up a costly fence during their regular meeting Monday night. (August 27, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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              Abbeville native appointed to Council on Foreign Relations

              Barry K Williams was recently elected to serve on the Council on Foreign Relations, considered to be one of the world’s biggest “think tank.”

                (August 16, 2013, Page 5A)

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                County takes steps to create more fire districts

                Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the fifth fire district for the county on Monday for the northern portion of the county. (August 8, 2013, Page 2)

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                  3 safety issues heard by county

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors heard from residents about three safety concerns in the county: a residence for those recovering from drug addiction, a firing range and widening of a road. (August 6, 2013, Page 1)

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                    Female cadet flies high

                    Courtney Conway, a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol, spent a part of her summer in Maine at the National Flight Academy learning how to fly. (August 1, 2013, Page 2)

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