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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Joseph Johnson

We see you

County approves purchase of new security cameras for library and Chancery Building. (February 5, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

Funds needed to clean roads

Supervisor Chad McClarty asked his fellow board members to consider using grant funds to help clean up Lafayette County roads. (January 8, 2015, Page 1)

Homeless shelter effort moves forward

The LOU Homeless Initiative is taking steps to move forward to creating Lafayette County’s first homeless shelter. (March 21, 2014, Page 1A, 12A)

County workers to pay to take home vehicles

Lafayette County will begin assessing county employees (not law enforcement or elected officials) who take home vehicles $3 a day on their W2 forms under “other income” as required by the IRS. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)

County looks for illegal dumpers

The Board of Supervisors tabled a request Monday to allow county employees to clean up an illegal time, granting more time to find those responsible. (November 19, 2013, Page 1)

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)

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)

Banks snub county’s $20 million

When the Lafayette County officials sent out requests for proposals to area banks looking for a home for the county’s $20 million checking accounts, only one bank applied. (December 18, 2012, Page 2)

ADA compliance a battle for civil rights for all

Stacey Reycraft, a longtime advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, writes a guest column about accessibility to voting precinct sites around the county as well as the ongoing battle to help those with disabilities. (October 10, 2012, Page 4)

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)

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