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Cossar State Park gets reprieve

Cossar State Park will stay open — for now.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has decided to delay the closing the George Payne Cossar State Park, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

Last week, park officials announced the park would close due to the mounting financial problems that has caused the park to operate at a $300,000 annual deficit. (October 1, 2010, Page 1 A)

Lawmakers start effort to keep Cossar State Park open

Local lawmakers are hoping Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will consider putting off the planned Oct. 31 closing of George P. Cossar State Park on Enid Reservoir.

Local legislators are asking to be given some more time to come up with other solutions to the funding dilemma that’s causing the park to be running at an annual deficit of $300,000. (September 24, 2010, Page 1A)

Lawmakers listen to public about redistricting in 2011

Even the Oxford-Lafayette County area is not safe from redistricting, according to maps and information provided Thursday evening at one of several meetings being held by the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting.

The meeting was held in Fulton Hall on the University of Mississippi campus with about 75 in attendance. About 20 representatives and senators from around Mississippi who are on the committee were also present, including Tommy Reynolds, who represents parts of Lafayette County. (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)

County schools OK 2010-11 calendar

As Mississippi House and Senate negotiators were agreeing on a plan to restore $82 million in cuts made to the current state budget, Lafayette County School Board members were voting on whether to accept next year’s school calendar, fearing budget cuts could force student and teacher furloughs. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

House passes $300 million transportation bond

A $300 million bill that passed the Mississippi House Tuesday may help to move along widening Highway 7 South. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

Eggs & Issues

PHOTO SLIDESHOW — Local leaders meet with area legislators ahead of the 2010 Legislative Session, which begins this week in Jackson. (January 5, 2010)

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