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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Lafayette County

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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              Heat hits area

              Two months after the official arrival of summer, the Lafayette County area is finally getting hit with the kind of hot weather that typically arrives in early July. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves from what could be dangerously high temperatures. (August 21, 2014, Page 1)

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                New roads move forward

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with discussions with the city about two expansion road projects. The roads discussed were West Oxford Loop and Sisk Avenue. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)

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                  ICM: Growing needs in Hispanic population

                  ICM officials say a growing population of Hispanic residents and the under-employed, coupled with a decline in donations, has left the charitable group in need of help. To help ICM continue to meet the needs of our community, Oxford Floral will be holding a tent sale Saturday at its location on Jefferson Avenue. (August 15, 2014, Page 3A)

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                    County cuts budget requests

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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