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Lafayette County

Oxford man killed in wreck

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck that happened Tuesday morning on Highway 6 at the Lafayette/Pontotoc county line.  Carl E. Lockhart, 47, of Oxford was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after his Dodge Charger collided with a truck hauling logs at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday while traveling east on the highway. The wreck is still under investigation. (October 8, 2013, Page 1)

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    Can county control cruel canines?

    Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will be considering a new ordinance that will address vicious and nuisance dogs. (October 8, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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      Help offered for insurance options

      The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library provides computers and assistance for those seeking heath insurance. (October 7, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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        Fed shutdown hits home

        Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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          Community comes together to pull pooch to safety

          Leaders and emergency responders from Oxford and Lafayette County had a chance to prove the city and county to wonders when they work together, including saving the life of a very large and very scared dog. (September 30, 2013, Page 5A)

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            Trash battle never ends

            County constantly picking up litter along roads. (September 26, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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              Central fire district gets lower rating

              Citizens living in the central fire district in Lafayette County may soon see a decrease in fire protection insurance after the fire district’s rating dropped from a 10 to a 7. (September 25, 2013, Page 2)

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                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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