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Lafayette County

Law enforcement gears up for holiday

DUI arrests over the New Year’s Eve weekend have dropped over the past several years in the LOU community and local law enforcement are hoping the trend continues and to help, local agencies plan on being out in force this holiday weekend. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Road work begins on CR 406

    Work started Monday on the new CountyRoad 406 that will help control school traffic in Lafayette County.​

     (December 16, 2014, Page 1)

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      Cops and cameras

      The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

       (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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        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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