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Friday, December 19, 2014

T.J. Ray

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)

Sunday Focus – County adopts building codes

Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved implementing an amended version of the 2012 International Building Code, similar to what the city of Oxford approved earlier this year. The new regulations are expected to ensure quality construction and improve property values. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Planners approve kennel addition

Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new birthing kennel for Stewart British Kennels and other site plans Monday during its regular meeting. (July 29, 2014, Page 1)

Being happy just to be here

Have you ever had one of those days or weeks when everything seems to go wrong. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg had one recently but, thanks to a couple of comments she heard, she’s now taking a different approach to life. (December 5, 2013, Page 4)

Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Syl Moorhead writes about Roger Williams, who set up the colony of Rhode Island as a land for people of different faiths, and his influence on religion and life in the United States. (July 19, 2013, Page 4A)

Thank a veteran this weekend

Veterans Day is Sunday and it’s time to seek out the veterans in your family, your neighborhood, your church, et cetera, Editor Don Whitten writes, to thank them for their service to our country and for giving us the rights we enjoy today. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

Planning commission denies private park

The Lafayette County Planning Commission denied a request Tuesday to approve a neighborhood park that’s already been built in the West Spring Hill community due to its questionable commercial nature. (May 30, 2012, Page 2)

Planning Commission OKs Oxmoor setbacks

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a variance request Monday from the Oxmoor Homeowners Association to allow several homes to deviate from the county’s subdivision regulation requirements. (October 25, 2011, Page 2)

Land ownership issue tables private park

A West Springhill man’s plans to run an event park on private party were put on hold after the Lafayette County Planning Commission tabled his request until questions about who actually owns the property are answered. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

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