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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Jeff Busby

Man dies in tragic accident

Calvin Caldwell, a Lafayette County solid waste employee, was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi Thursday morning after being transported from an accident on CR 2004 near Highway 30 and Pine Needle Road. (April 24, 2015, Page 1A)

Still no leash law in county

After extensive discussion about dogs roaming the county at Monday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors took no action in enacting leash laws that would require residents in densely populated areas to confine their animals. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

Bridge name to honor vets

The new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River along the northern border of Lafayette County may have a name that will honor all veterans of the armed forces. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

Naming of new bridge discussed

Local residents Jim Petermann and Mark Stone asked the Lafayette Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider naming the new Tallahatchie River Bridge in honor of those who have served in our nation’s two most recent armed conflicts — Iraq and Afghanistan. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Road work begins on CR 406

Work started Monday on the new CountyRoad 406 that will help control school traffic in Lafayette County.​

 (December 16, 2014, Page 1)

Building codes safeguard county residents

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the building codes passed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and what they can do to help with growth outside the city limits and how they can protect homebuyers. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

County OKs new building codes

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved new building codes that mimic the ones the city of Oxford implemented earlier this year. (December 2, 2014, Page 1)

New hospital important in so many ways

The groundbreaking for the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi facility signals the start of one of the large economic developments in the area’s history. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at the cooperative effort of local leaders and Baptist Hospital officials, and all that has accomplished for the area. (November 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Ground broken for $300M hospital

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi broke ground on its new $300 million regional facility during an official ground-breaking ceremony held at the future site of the hospital Wednesday. (October 30, 2014, Page 1A, 10A)

Ceremony thanks first responders

A ceremony was held Thursday evening in the Grove to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance activities and to honor local first responders and remember those who gave their lives by running into the burning Twin Towers when everyone else was running out. (September 12, 2014, Page 1)

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