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Lafayette County

Sunday Focus – County adopts building codes

Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved implementing an amended version of the 2012 International Building Code, similar to what the city of Oxford approved earlier this year. The new regulations are expected to ensure quality construction and improve property values. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

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    County OKs new building codes

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved new building codes that mimic the ones the city of Oxford implemented earlier this year. (December 2, 2014, Page 1)

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      Runoff election results

      Scott Shipman won a seat on the Oxford School Board and attorney Kelly Luther will be the new Third District Circuit Court judge after Tuesday’s runoff election.

       (November 26, 2014, Page 1A, 5A)

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        Fire district expands to Highway 30

        Folks living along Highway 30 and on several county roads extending off the highway may soon see a reduction in their homeowners insurance after the area was included in the Lafayette County Fire Department’s Central Fire Grading District, according to Fire Coordinator (November 19, 2014, Page 1)

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          Supervisors hash out building codes

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday about the future use of building codes in the county.

           (November 18, 2014, Page 1)

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            Plant wants to expand

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Oxford-Lafayette Economic Development Foundation met during an executive session to discuss the county selling land to McGreggor Steel Fabrication Inc. to aid Caterpillar Inc. with their storage needs. McGregor will still have to go before both the Lafayette County Planning Commission and the county supervisors board for approval before the land is sold. (November 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Gas station gets preliminary approval

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to approved a preliminary site plan for a Dees Oil gas station in front of the Cross Creek subdivision. The company will have to comply with all changes suggested as well as water and sewer needs before a final plan can be approved. (November 4, 2014, Page 2)

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                Ground broken for $300M hospital

                Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi broke ground on its new $300 million regional facility during an official ground-breaking ceremony held at the future site of the hospital Wednesday. (October 30, 2014, Page 1A, 10A)

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                  County nixes state building codes

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to opt out of state building codes with Senate Bill 2378 and instead make their own codes. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Foreclosure aid available until June

                    The North Mississippi Rural Legal Services wants to get the word out that homeowners in danger of losing their home have until June for some free help.

                     (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

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