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Local man continues battle with mysterious illness

In the late-’70s and early-’80s, Oxford native Howard Phillips, 49, was an athlete who played football, basketball and ran track at Oxford High School. It was a way of escaping the drugs and violence he witnessed growing up in one of the city’s low-income housing projects. Today, he is battling a mysterious illness that has stolen his ability to walk, if only temporarily, and searching for answers.

  (June 16, 2014, Page 1)

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    County OKs funds for signs

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved donating $5,000 to Leadership Lafayette to fund county signs. The group has raised enough for two signs. (June 5, 2014, Page 1)

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      County OKs second AmBus

      Lafayette County gained another AmBus which will be converted into a 12 person ambulance and is used in the event of an emergency. (June 3, 2014, Page 1)

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        Trinkets, knickknacks make house a home

        Corrine Lynch has collected figurines for more than 30 years and displays many of them on the outside of her home. (June 2, 2014, Page 1)

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          Community remembers fallen heroes

          Community members joined together Monday at the National Guard Armory to honor and say good bye to those veterans who have died. (May 27, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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            MDOT to move paupers’ graves

            The Mississippi Department of Transportation asked the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a place to relocate a paupers cemetery that will be in the way of future road expansion. The board voted to wait until ground penetrating radar could tell them more information. (May 20, 2014, Page 1)

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              Property appeal set for June hearing

              On June 3, the MS Supreme Court will hear an annexation case involving the property where the new Baptist Memorial Hospital is being built. (May 12, 2014, Page 1)

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                Get ready for road work

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors were made aware of upcoming road work. Many roads were damaged during the winter months in all areas of the county. (May 6, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Dist. 1 voting precinct moved

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to relocate the voting precinct from the former National Guard Armory to the Oxford Park Commission building. Voters should receive a new voter’s card in the mail the first week of May. (April 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    County OKs new solid waste building

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a building permit Monday to build a new solid waste department for the county. The total cost will me $266,761. (April 22, 2014, Page 1)

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