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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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    Warehouse deal in jeopardy

    Plans for a new warehouse being built by McGregor Steel for Caterpillar’s use at the industrial park in Lafayette County could be put off due to city regulations.

     (January 6, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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      Let the races begin

      Those considering a run in a variety of elections in 2015 have until Feb. 27 to qualify to be in those races, but some local officials have already made up their minds. As a result, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether the longest-serving locally elected county official will be returned to office one more time, and voters will probably be selecting at least one new member to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (January 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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        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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