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Friday, September 19, 2014

Chad McLarty

Water tower dedicated to Madkins

The water tower next to the Oxford Park Commission was dedicated Wednesday to the late John Stevenson Madkins Jr. who worked for 47 years in the city water department. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

Bad dogs beware

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors passed a vicious dog ordinance Monday that will require vicious dogs to be kept inside unless on a leash and could force owners to purchase insurance. (December 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)

County weighs vicious dog law

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will be seeking help from the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society to help enforce a proposed vicious dog ordinance. (November 5, 2013, Page 1, 16)

Can county control cruel canines?

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will be considering a new ordinance that will address vicious and nuisance dogs. (October 8, 2013, Page 1, 12)

County officials craft solid budget

Editor Don Whitten praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and all of the county officials and department heads who worked together to come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows the county to actually lower its millage rate. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Transit projects need action

City leaders are remaining skeptically optimistic about much needed road projects getting started after a meeting with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials Wednesday that included Old Taylor Road roundabouts and improvements to the Highway6-West Jackson Avenue intersection. (March 29, 2012, Page 1)

New county board gets busy

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday to make several changes to past board decisions including dropping the drug court appeal and rescinding a vote to hold $4.5 M aside for a multipurpose building. The board also approved to meet twice a month, the first Monday at 9 a.m. and third monday at 5 p.m. Jeff Busby was also elected president and Robert Blackmon vice-president. (January 4, 2012, Page 1)

Officials take oath of office

Several Lafayette County officials were sworn in Tuesday by Chancery Court Judge Glen Alderson at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. Several others will be sworn in today. (December 28, 2011, Page 1)

Voters re-elect Blackmon, Pickens

Lafayette County supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens will retain their seats for another four-year term after winning Tuesday’s election. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)

2 incumbent supervisors defeated

Two Lafayette County supervisors will lose their seats on the board at the end of this year after losing in Tuesday’s primary election, while a third incumbent will fight to retain his position during the Aug. 23rd runoff election. Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant was ousted by Chad D. McLarty while Supervisor Johnny Morgan lost to Jeff Busby. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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