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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ray Sockwell Jr.

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)

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)

No planning review for churches?

The building of new churches and renovations to existing churches in the county will not be reviewed by the Lafayette County Planning Commission, according to proposed changes to the county’s subdivision regulations. (September 8, 2011, Page 1)

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)

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)

2 incumbent supervisors defeated

Two Lafayette County supervisors will lose their seats on the board at the end of this year after losing in Tuesday’s primary election, while a third incumbent will fight to retain his position during the Aug. 23rd runoff election. Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant was ousted by Chad D. McLarty while Supervisor Johnny Morgan lost to Jeff Busby. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

Supervisors rename Hwy. 6 to honor veterans

Following Pontotoc and Lee counties, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to support renaming the portion of Highway 6 that runs through Lafayette County to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

Loggers banned on CR 432

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow the county road manager to route logging trucks down County Road 477 to avoid driving on CR 432 due to concerns over the weight of the trucks crossing the two bridges along the road. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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