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Lafayette County

County gets grant for diving equipment

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $16,900 grant to purchase diving equipment. The grant was spurred by the disappearance of a teen in the Yocona River last year in which the sheriff’s department was required to borrow divers and diving equipment from neighboring counties. (January 22, 2014, Page 1)

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    Use common sense before burning leaves

    Area firefighters were busy the last few days battling brush fires caused by residents burning leaves. (January 21, 2014, Page 2)

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      MLK’s life still inspires others

      The local 2014 MLK Day of Service was hosted Monday at the Jackson Avenue Center. Over 50 people volunteered for the event and another 50 signed up for services around the community. (January 21, 2014, Page 1)

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        Start saving your items for Hazardous Waste Collection Day

        Oxford will hold its annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center. (January 17, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Hipp honored for service

          On Thursday, local leaders, business owners and state legislators gathered at the Powerhouse for Max D. Hipp’s retirement party to honor him for his  years of service and pay tribute to work he has done for the last quarter of a century. (January 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Fire claims 9 Great Danes

            An early morning fire Wednesday killed nine Great Danes belonging to local breeders Karen and Johnny Lovett. (January 9, 2014, Page 2)

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              County receives grant to clean up illegal dump sites

              The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded Lafayette County $17,880 to clean up illegal dumping around the county. (January 7, 2014, Page 2)

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                County engineer, lawyer reappointed

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the reappointment of Larry Britt as county engineer and David O’Donnell as county attorney Monday. (January 7, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Year in Review: 2013 marred by murders

                  A rash of murders took place in the fourth quarter of this year accompanied by four other murders earlier in the year. Other highlights from this quarter include: new hotel plans, C Spire competitions and much more. (December 31, 2013, Page 1)

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                    Year in review: Election brings change to city

                    City elections, which saw incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson and five aldermen re-elected along with two new faces on the city board, highlighted news in The Oxford EAGLE during the second quarter of 2013. This is the second in a four-part series reviewing the top stories of 2013. (December 27, 2013, Page 1A)

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