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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lloyd Oliphant

Cracking down on crime

Crimestoppers of Lafayette County is hoping to become more proactive in warding off crimes in Oxford and Lafayette County and with recent changing of the guard and new funding options, the possibilities seem endless. (February 21, 2013, Page 1, 7)

More delays to S. Lamar work

Road crews are scrambling to finish the 11 miles of bike paths before cold weather forces asphalt plants to close. Read about the Pathways Phase 2 bike lane project and it’s progress in today’s EAGLE. (October 4, 2012, Page 1, 5)

Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

Supervisors end term much as they began

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers county government for The EAGLE, takes a look back at the four-year term of the current Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. She notes controversial decisions by the board, individually and collectively, as well as major accomplishment that have helped the county. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

County restores YAC funding

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 2 giving $15,000 to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday. Last month, YAC was denied the funding, however Supervisor Robert Blackmon changed his vote Monday, granting YAC the funds. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

County to be debt free

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have used $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)

Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

County OKs $4.5 million for multipurpose building

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to set aside $4.5 million for the construction of a multipurpose building in a 3 to 2 vote. (October 4, 2011, Page 3)

County pulls YAC funds

Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

Silver bars from hospital sale to be sold

During a special meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to declare the 40 bars of silver given to the city of Oxford and the county by Baptist Memorial Hospital officials as surplus property, allowing the silver to be sold and that money going into the county’s general fund. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

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