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Lafayette County

County gets grant to clean up illegal dumps

The Lafayette County Solid Waste received $19,966 to clean up illegal dump sites and pay a portion of solid waste enforcer Bobby Jones salary. (February 6, 2013, Page 2)

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    County planners OK private sports complex

    Lafayette County Planning Commission approved the private sportsplex on Highway 7 at Monday’s meeting. (January 30, 2013, Page 2)

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      Area braces for storms

      The National Weather Service issued a severe storm warning for Lafayette County. Strong thunderstorms are expected tonight between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. that could produce hail, high winds and tornadoes. (January 29, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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        Neighbors claim property a safety hazard

        The Board of Supervisors told neighbors on CR 226 that they’re nothing more the county can do to get a messy neighbor to clean up his act. (January 23, 2013, Page 7A)

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          Students rise above the odds to be successful

          Temika Woods of Oxford High School and Orianna Shaw, of Lafayette Middle School are both examples of how young people can overcome hardships with a positive attitude and staying focused. The two girls were recent recipients of the Youth Character Awards presented by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 21, 2013, Page 3)

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            After 45-year career, Oxford veterinarian retires

            Earnest C. Harland has been taking care of Oxford’s pets for more than 30 years. On Dec. 31, he closed the doors to his practice and retired at the age of 71. (January 21, 2013, Page 1)

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              Oxford under ice storm warning

              The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Lafayette County until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The possible severe winter weather has forced most schools in the area to close as well as canceling or changing events and public meetings. A quarter to a half inch of ice accumulation is expected. Check the EAGLE website and Facebook page for updates on closings and other weather-related information. (January 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                Firefighters have busy year

                Local fire departments respond to more calls in 2012 although house fires were down. (January 14, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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                  County updates emergency plan

                  Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the county emergency plan that was updated recently. (January 9, 2013, Page 2)

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                    City continues to improve former Bell Utilities

                    The city of Oxford has spent about $2.5 million in improving, upgrading and closing water and sewer systems once owned by Bell Utilities since purchasing Bell in 2011. (January 7, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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