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Lafayette County

House passes $300 million transportation bond

A $300 million bill that passed the Mississippi House Tuesday may help to move along widening Highway 7 South. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

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    Keeping safe in storms

    Gov. Haley Barbour declared the work week of Feb. 22-26 as Severe Weather Awareness Week last week. In conjunction, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado warning on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. (February 23, 2010, Page 1)

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      Baptist continues talks with local officials with move in mind

      Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is continuing its talks with local government officials in hopes of buying its way out of a lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County to build a new $200 million regional hospital in Oxford. (February 23, 2010, Page 2)

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        Groups aim to address homeless problem in Oxford

        About 60 people from a range of agencies and interests attended a meeting held Sunday by the Oxford Homeless Task Force to address the growing homeless population in Oxford. Now they’re going to be working in committees aimed at six issues: awareness, fundraising, statistics, shelter needs, immediate response and governmental relations. (February 22, 2010, Page 1)

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          Family raises money for information on murder

          Willie Frank Bowie’s family has raised additional funds to add to the CrimeStoppers reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of his killer. According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills, there is now a $2,000 reward being offered. (February 22, 2010, Page 1)

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            Volunteer Fire Departments

            PHOTO SLIDESHOW — Portraits of Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Departments; a cover photo series for The LafaShopper News. (January 29, 2010)

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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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