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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors and their input

We hold to the belief that you shouldn’t complain about what government officials do if you didn’t vote. By the same token, it appears government officials should attend the meetings and do the things they were elected to do as well. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

We all need to help solve litter problem

It’s time, The EAGLE editorial board writes in today’s “Our View,” for the community to take on some responsibility and accountability in a much-needed drive to deal with a serious litter problem in Oxford and Lafayette County. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Jane Scholl writes to agree with another letter-writer that there is a litter problem in the community and it will take a complete attitude change to take care of the issue. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Smith writes to discuss the local litter problem, noting that citizens must change their attitude about litter and cleaning it up in order to properly deal with the issue. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

In the midst of a remarkable revival

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Lateea Williams, Keyshawn Ivy and Ashanti Smith write to thank all of those in the community that were involved with getting the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology a new flag to fly on its campus and for coming to be a part of the flag raising ceremony Tuesday. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

BMH-NM CEO Donald H. Hutson writes to thank local government officials for approving the sale of the lease for the local hospital and to say that the hospital looks forward to continuing to be a committed partner in the community. (June 10, 2011, Page 4A)

The triangular negotiating table

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the ongoing negotiations and work on a Memorandum of Understanding for the new hospital to be built by Baptist, offering his take on different parts of the agreement and where he thinks things could be headed with local health care. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

Open meetings laws there to protect all of us

Violations or possible violations of open meetings and records laws are usually made by members of the media to protect the public’s right to know what their government agencies and representatives are doing. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at why the media makes such complaints, and he also comments on a proposed law that would stiffen penalties for violations. (February 23, 2011, Page 4)

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