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Lafayette County

Deputy overwhelmed by community support after fire

A Friday night fire left a Lafayette County deputy and his mother and daughter without a place to live. Donations are being collected through the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association.

 (February 16, 2015, Page 3)

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    We see you

    County approves purchase of new security cameras for library and Chancery Building. (February 5, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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      Road work ahead

      Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the Road Department’s “battle plan” on road maintenance for the next four years.

       (February 3, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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        Fire tower area off limits

        Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

         (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Planners discuss possible regulations

          The Lafayette County Planning Commission spent its Monday meeting discussing possible new changes to the county’s subdivision regulations, which includes some restrictions for future mobile home parks. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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            Vet wins top cop award

            Charles Smith, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy, was named Police Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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              Youths recognized for work, character

              Oxford High School student Randon Hill and Lafayette Middle School student Robert Burns were honored Thursday by local law enforcement officers for working through difficult periods in their life and rising through adversity. (January 23, 2015, Page 1)

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                Naming of new bridge discussed

                Local residents Jim Petermann and Mark Stone asked the Lafayette Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider naming the new Tallahatchie River Bridge in honor of those who have served in our nation’s two most recent armed conflicts — Iraq and Afghanistan. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                  Funds needed to clean roads

                  Supervisor Chad McClarty asked his fellow board members to consider using grant funds to help clean up Lafayette County roads. (January 8, 2015, Page 1)

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                    Lafayette Elementary School turns to tech tools: Teachers incorporate more technology in classroom

                    Tanya Robertson, a second-grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, has used DonorsChoose.org as an online charity that enables public school teachers to post classroom project requests that range from “pencils for poetry and microscopes for mitochondria” and receive gifts from anonymous donors. (January 7, 2015)

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