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Residents get look at major road projects

Two public meetings held at the Oxford Conference Center this week gave residents an opportunity to ask MDOT officials questions in regards to two major upcoming road projects aimed at making the community safer for drivers. (October 18, 2012, Page 1)

Supervisors end term much as they began

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers county government for The EAGLE, takes a look back at the four-year term of the current Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. She notes controversial decisions by the board, individually and collectively, as well as major accomplishment that have helped the county. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

Better bids sought for silver

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and Oxford Board of Aldermen turned down all but one bid Monday on 42 bars of silver that were discovered this past summer in a safety deposit box. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

Going from blue to red

Representation of Lafayette County in the House and Senate has gone from a Democratic to a Republican majority. Read the thoughts of politicians, party representatives and a  political science expert as to what, if any, effect this will have on Oxford. (November 17, 2011, Page 1)

Ribbon cut at Centerfire plant

Gov. Haley Barbour attended Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Winchester Centerfire plant building at the Lafayette County Industrial Park. The new 500,000 square-foot building is almost complete. About 1,000 new jobs are expected over the next five years. (October 13, 2011, Page 1)

County OKs $4.5 million for multipurpose building

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to set aside $4.5 million for the construction of a multipurpose building in a 3 to 2 vote. (October 4, 2011, Page 3)

County pulls YAC funds

Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

No planning review for churches?

The building of new churches and renovations to existing churches in the county will not be reviewed by the Lafayette County Planning Commission, according to proposed changes to the county’s subdivision regulations. (September 8, 2011, Page 1)

Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

Another supervisor voted out

Lafayette County Supervisor Ray Sockwell lost to Mike Roberts in Tuesday night’s runoff election. He’s the third incumbent supervisor to be voted out of office this election cycle. Sylvia Baker won her bid against Lisa Hickman Spragins to become Lafayette County’s Tax Assessor/Collector. Read about all the runoff election results in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 24, 2011, Page 1)

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