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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Joseph Johnson

No charges in solid waste truck death

The driver of a Lafayette County solid waste worker will not face any criminal charges after the truck he was driving went off the side of a road and rolled on top of another  solid waste employee, killing him. (May 1, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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)

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)

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