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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Joseph Johnson

City, county to take bids on silver bars Monday

The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors hope to find the highest bidder on 40-plus bars of silver on Monday when verbal and written bids will be taken in a public forum at 1 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (December 2, 2011, Page 1A)

Storms cost county $1.4 million

Six months after severe thunderstorms that produced a tornado and damaging straight-line winds wreaked havoc on Lafayette County, some families are still rebuilding. According to FEMA, more than $171,000 was given to local individuals through grants and low-income loans. The storms cost Lafayette County $1.4 million, according to officials. (October 31, 2011, Page 1A)

County OK’s tax cut

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the 2012 budget and lowered ad valorem taxes on Thursday. (September 16, 2011, Page 1A)

County proposes tax cut

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will vote on Sept. 15 on the proposed 2011-12 fiscal year budget that includes a 7 mill decrease for county property owners. (September 7, 2011, Page 1)

County to launch public transit service

Lafayette County and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program have teamed up to offer county residents who are more than 65 years old or disabled, free transportation to grocery stores, doctor’s appointments, etc. The program begins Tuesday. Call 232-2377 to schedule a ride. (September 1, 2011, Page 1)

Little storm cleanup aid for farmers

Four months after tornadoes and high winds wrecked havoc in parts of Lafayette County, farmers and foresters are still left without much help in their cleanup efforts due to a lack of available funds. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)

County weighs tax cut

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Monday to continue discussions on the 2011-2012 budget including potentially lowering the millage rate by ten percent. (August 16, 2011, Page 1)

County trims budget

Several departments plan to spend fewer tax dollars during the 2011-12 budget year, which should help the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors maintain or even reduce the tax rate. A review of anticipated county department increases and expenses began Monday during a budget meeting with the supervisors. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

County Briefs

In other business Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted on several issues including a homeowner wanting to take over a public road; no animals allowed in storm shelters and a road stiping program. (June 7, 2011, Page 2)

County to turn debris into mulch

Lafayette County has brought in two large grinders to help turn the tons of fallen trees, limbs and brush into tons of mulch. Homeowners can leave the debris at the curb in the storm-riddled areas and crews will pick it up and bring it to the Lafayette County Industrial Park where the grinders are located. (May 10, 2011, Page 1)

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