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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Joseph Johnson

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)

County OKs $61 million budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a $61 million budget Wednesday for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year budget, while maintaining the second lowest county tax rate in the state. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

Little relief from blistering heat

Temperatures are expected to hit 103 this weekend and could feel more like 105 to 114 with the heat index as humidity levels begin to climb today. Fire officials are asking everyone to be safe and use precautions setting off fireworks in the county or burning until when and if a burn ban is placed into effect for Lafayette County. (June 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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