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Mike Roberts

County looks for illegal dumpers

The Board of Supervisors tabled a request Monday to allow county employees to clean up an illegal time, granting more time to find those responsible. (November 19, 2013, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Matt Moore writes to recognize the students and teachers in the Oxford School District who fared well at the recent Future Scientist Program, while Lynn Potts writes to say what a blessing the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic is to local residents. (May 1, 2013, Page 4)

Banks snub county’s $20 million

When the Lafayette County officials sent out requests for proposals to area banks looking for a home for the county’s $20 million checking accounts, only one bank applied. (December 18, 2012, Page 2)

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)

New county board gets busy

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday to make several changes to past board decisions including dropping the drug court appeal and rescinding a vote to hold $4.5 M aside for a multipurpose building. The board also approved to meet twice a month, the first Monday at 9 a.m. and third monday at 5 p.m. Jeff Busby was also elected president and Robert Blackmon vice-president. (January 4, 2012, Page 1)

Voters re-elect Blackmon, Pickens

Lafayette County supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens will retain their seats for another four-year term after winning Tuesday’s election. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)

All opposed candidates file campaign reports

For the first time this election year, all opposed candidates have filed their campaign reports on time with the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. (October 12, 2011, Page 1)

In local elections, every single vote does count

Think your vote doesn’t matter? Not so, says Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg as she points out the close local races decided by less than 50 votes and one in Yalobusha County decided by eight votes. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)

Another supervisor voted out

Lafayette County Supervisor Ray Sockwell lost to Mike Roberts in Tuesday night’s runoff election. He’s the third incumbent supervisor to be voted out of office this election cycle. Sylvia Baker won her bid against Lisa Hickman Spragins to become Lafayette County’s Tax Assessor/Collector. Read about all the runoff election results in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 24, 2011, Page 1)

Races to be decided Tuesday

Voters will decide Tuesday who will be Lafayette County’s new tax assessor/collector during the runoff election. There are a total of four local races on the ballot. Voters will also finish choosing the Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for state treasurer. (August 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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