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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mel Chrestman

Jim Martin — er, Smith — will be missed

Those who’ve known him since his days in school at Lafayette know him as Jim Smith. Those who only know him through more than three decades as a local radio personality know him as Jim Martin. Either way, Jim, who passed away late last week, will be missed by all who enjoyed the way he practiced his craft on the radio. (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)

Planners discuss possible regulations

The Lafayette County Planning Commission spent its Monday meeting discussing possible new changes to the county’s subdivision regulations, which includes some restrictions for future mobile home parks. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Building codes safeguard county residents

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the building codes passed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and what they can do to help with growth outside the city limits and how they can protect homebuyers. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

No dees, please

Residents object to proposed gas station near Cross Creek subdivision. (September 23, 2014, Page 3)

Commissioners: Landowners need to get permit for own home

The Lafayette County Planning Commission wants to possible change an old law in the subdivision regulations that says if a lot owner is building their own home inside the development they do not need to get a permit. (July 24, 2012, Page 12)

Commission approves new AT&T cell tower

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new cell tower to be constructed on Highway 30 by AT&T during its Monday’s meeting. Representatives from SBA Communications of Alabama appeared before the commission to have a tower, which will be leased and used by AT&T, constructed on Highway 30 next to the Calvary Baptist Church. (July 27, 2010, Page 3A)

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