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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sylvia Baker

County OKs $61 million budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a $61 million budget Wednesday for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year budget, while maintaining the second lowest county tax rate in the state. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

Tax assessor retires after 38 years

A retirement reception was held Thursday for Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton who has worked in the Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office for 26 years prior to being elected as tax assessor/collector 12 years ago. (December 16, 2011, Page 1A)

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)

Campaign trail can be treacherous

The biggest obstacle for local candidates going door-to-door isn’t the homeowners, but rather their pets. (August 8, 2011, Page 1)

Mosley wins Dem primary for circuit clerk

Deputy Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley won last night’s Democratic primary in the race for circuit court clerk. She will go up against Gary “Chick” Drewrey, who won against E.J. Earmel Cotten, with 69.98 percent of the Republican vote. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

County Briefs

In other business Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted on several issues including a homeowner wanting to take over a public road; no animals allowed in storm shelters and a road stiping program. (June 7, 2011, Page 2)

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