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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Joseph Johnson

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)

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)

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