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Lafayette County

Community comes together to pull pooch to safety

Leaders and emergency responders from Oxford and Lafayette County had a chance to prove the city and county to wonders when they work together, including saving the life of a very large and very scared dog. (September 30, 2013, Page 5A)

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    Trash battle never ends

    County constantly picking up litter along roads. (September 26, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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      Central fire district gets lower rating

      Citizens living in the central fire district in Lafayette County may soon see a decrease in fire protection insurance after the fire district’s rating dropped from a 10 to a 7. (September 25, 2013, Page 2)

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        County OKs $48 million budget

        Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved its 2014 budget last week that includes a slight increase to the millage which will cause most homeowners to see a $45 per $100,000 assessed value of their home raise in taxes.

          (September 18, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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          Fashionable entrepreneur at 17

          Hunter Knight, 17, has started his own clothing business featuring bow ties and shirts he designed himself. (September 16, 2013, Page 1A)

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            Lafayette ranks as high performing government

            Lafayette County has “high potential performance,” according to the High Performance Governments 2013 report released last week. (September 5, 2013, Page 2)

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              Staff, clients make center special for all involved

              The North Mississippi Regional Center celebrated its 40th birthday recently. Long-term employees were honored with a special ceremony and former directors spoke about the center’s history. (August 30, 2013, Page 1B)

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                Land owner denied access by hospital

                Bob King sold 160 acres to a land development company last year who sold it to Baptist Memorial Health Care to build its new $300 million facility. Part of the deal was they would provide access to the 55 remaining acres he still owns. Recently, he discovered a gate padlocked to his property and is hoping he can work things out to avoid a court battle. (August 28, 2013, Page 2)

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                  Planners: No fence needed for gun range

                  Despite being instructed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to discuss and recommend a fence around a proposed commercial shooting range, the majority of members on the Planning Commission voted against forcing the owners to put up a costly fence during their regular meeting Monday night. (August 27, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                    Abbeville native appointed to Council on Foreign Relations

                    Barry K Williams was recently elected to serve on the Council on Foreign Relations, considered to be one of the world’s biggest “think tank.”

                      (August 16, 2013, Page 5A)

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