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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lafayette County

Fed shutdown hits home

Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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    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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