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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tommy Reynolds

Fund fights fires

The Mississippi Legislature approved money for the Rural Fire Truck acquisition program during this year’s session that will provide rural fire departments with funding to help purchase trucks. (May 1, 2014, Page 1, 5)

County may get more money for roads

House rejection of bills gives rural roads more funding. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

Local legislators return to Jackson

Education, corrections budget and systems expected to be hot topics during the upcoming Legislative session which starts on Tuesday in Jackson. (January 6, 2014, Page 1)

Old Sardis Road to be renamed for fallen cyclist

A ceremony to re-name Old Sardis Road the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (October 16, 2012, Page 3)

Education top item on lawmakers’ agenda

At the Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Oxford on Monday, legislators that represent Lafayette County put education at the top of their list for the next legislative session. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

State lawmakers: Jobs top priority

As they head down to Jackson next week, Lafayette County representatives expect to deal with issues concerning the budget, the state retirement system and redistricting. (December 28, 2011, Page 8)

Going from blue to red

Representation of Lafayette County in the House and Senate has gone from a Democratic to a Republican majority. Read the thoughts of politicians, party representatives and a  political science expert as to what, if any, effect this will have on Oxford. (November 17, 2011, Page 1)

Mayo wins District 12 House of Representatives race

Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo said he will most likely resign his position from the city board after winning Tuesday’s election in the race for District 12 House of Representatives. See the results of all House races that include Lafayette County in the district. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)

Highway name change would honor fallen biker

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and local House Rep. Tommy Reynolds are asking the State Legislature to allow a 4.5 mile portion of Old Sardis Road to be renamed the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway, named after Ermin who was killed last month while riding her bike along that road. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

More barriers at polls lead to fewer voters

The more people that vote, the better our democratic form of government works, right? Why then, News Editor Jonathan Scott asks, would we want to approve Initiative 27 which would make it more difficult for a number of voters across the state of Mississippi? Scott takes a look at the proposal and offers a suggestion if the measure passes next month. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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