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County gets grant to clean up illegal dumps

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Lafayette County a solid waste assistance grant of $18,108 that will be used by the county for funding assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer and for cleanup of unauthorized dumps. (January 20, 2010, Page 2)

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    Abbeville works toward restoration

    About 40 local volunteers gathered Monday at the old Gordon School in Abbeville to clean up the building in preparation for it to be restored. The community would like to see the building host events, exhibits on local history, programs for youth and even professional office space. (January 19, 2010, Page 1)

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      Investigators still seeking information

      CONTINUING COVERAGE — Lafayette County Sheriff’s investigators are still seeking information from community members on the apparent homicide of county resident Willie Frank Bowie on Monday. (January 13, 2010, Page 2)

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        County man killed in his car

        Willie Frank Bowie, 83, was apparently killed while in his vehicle which was parked just a few feet away from his home. Bowie’s body was discovered at about 7:25 Monday morning. Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating the death as a homicide. (January 12, 2010, Page 1)

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          Officials to visit Washington DC

          Old Taylor Road roundabouts, a new fire station and community multipurpose building are a few of the capital items and improvements local government officials will discuss with the LOU area congressional representatives next month during a trip to Washington DC. (January 12, 2010, Page 1)

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            City considers buying Bell Utilities

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson are considering a request from Bell Utilities to purchase the water and sewer company that currently serves county residents. But according to financial records, Bell Utilities is losing $198,735 a year in water service revenue and $155,501 in sewer service revenue. (January 11, 2010, Page 1)

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              Fundraising push for new animal shelter

              The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society is $50,000 shy of its total fundraising goal to begin construction on a new animal shelter on McElroy Drive. The city and county have pledged 50 percent of the $600,000 that the building will cost. (January 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                Keeping things the same

                LOCAL NEWS — At the first meeting of 2010 for the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, the five-member board kept things pretty much the same for the new year. The board voted to re-appoint David O’Donnell as county attorney and Larry Britt as county engineer. (January 5, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Burglaries keep officers busy

                  CONTINUING COVERAGE — Burglaries continue to climb in Oxford and Lafayette County keeping police officers and investigators scrambling to try and solve the recent rash of home thefts and restore a sense of security to residents. Over the New Year’s holiday weekend, the Oxford Police Department investigated 15 burglaries within the city and eight in the county. (January 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Meth lab busted

                    LOCAL NEWS — Agents with the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three county residents, busting up what they claim was a fully operational methamphetamine lab. (January 5, 2010, Page 12)

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