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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lafayette County

County OK’s budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the 2105 general budget and tax levy for the county. The tax levy did not change from last year and the budget expenditures passed with a four to one vote. (September 16, 2014, Page 1)

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    Trailer burns twice

    The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department battled two fires at a local trailer home over the weekend and then returned on Monday when the debris caught on fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

     (September 16, 2014, Page 2)

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      Privacy hard to find in county jail

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors recently approved the county jail to implement video chat for inmates and their attorneys. However, the board was told to hold off on implementation as the federal government might foot the bill for the services. (September 15, 2014, Page 1)

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        The cost of gov’t—Sunday focus

        The Oxford Board of Alderman and the Lafayette County Supervisors decide on their annual budgets. (September 14, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Ceremony thanks first responders

          A ceremony was held Thursday evening in the Grove to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance activities and to honor local first responders and remember those who gave their lives by running into the burning Twin Towers when everyone else was running out. (September 12, 2014, Page 1)

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            County raises solid waste fees

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to raised solid waste fees by $2 for residential and 10 percent for commercial properties. The fees will begin on October 1st. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

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              Road construction continues

              Several roads are being constructed, or have plans to be, around Oxford to help ease traffic woes. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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                New welcome signs unveiled

                Leadership Lafayette presented the county’s new sign that will great travelers as they enter into the county coming from Batesville on Highway 6 yesterday at the Powerhouse. Another sign is in the making for Highway 6 coming from Tupelo. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

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                  PSC hears rate plan

                  The Mississippi Public Service Commission listened to city leaders Tuesday during a public hearing as to why a 6 percent rate raise for sewer and water services is necessary. Northern District Commission Brandon Presley reigned over the meeting held at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (August 27, 2014, Page 1, 10)

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                    New Walker Electric home approved

                    The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved plans for Walker Electric’s new building that will be located just behind its current location off Highway 7. MDOT purchased the current location as the land was needed for the future widening of Highway 7. (August 26, 2014, Page 2)

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