Folks living on the northwestern most corner of Lafayette County, far on the other side of Sardis Lake, may soon hear their neighbors in Oxford and other parts of the world much clearer on their cellphones, thanks to the Lafayette County Planning Commission approving two new cellphone towers of Highway 310. (November 27, 2012, Page 1)
Editor Don Whitten praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and all of the county officials and department heads who worked together to come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows the county to actually lower its millage rate. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)
A phone call from a stranger about a photo that ran in The LafaShopper News produced an eventful trip and new friends for local columnist T.J. Ray, who relates details about his recent trip to Harmontown. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)
Harold Prestage requested the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors consider a way to fund a bridge to Harmontown. (March 7, 2012, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CodeRed emergency warning systems, that will allow all Oxford and Lafayette County residents to receive weather and other emergency warnings on their phones. (October 5, 2011, Page 1)
Gov. Haley Barbour has declared this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service will issue a statewide tornado test warning on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Schools, government agencies and businesses are encouraged to participate in the drill. (February 22, 2011, Page 1)
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley kicked off a “Connecting Rural North Mississippi” tour Thursday in Harmontown where he met with about 170 residents inside of the Harmontown Baptist Church to listen to their complaints in regards to a lack of cell phone coverage in the area. (January 28, 2011, Page 1A)
The Clydesdale Christmas Store of Harmontown, a nonprofit, will have its annual auction and barbecue on Saturday. Located behind the Holiday Lodge Restaurant at Teckville Landing on Sardis Lake, everyone is invited to come out to enjoy good food, rock to the sound of the Michael Howell Band and bid on a varity of items. Barbecue will be served at noon and the auction starts at 1 p.m.
All proceeds will go to provide Christmas gifts for children in need in Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties. Individuals or businesses would like to donate new items to be auctioned or make a donation are asked to contact Bobbie Massengill, the treasurer, at 662-562-5300 or 662-560-6767. (October 5, 2010)
With a love of flight and 50 acres of property, David Tomlin turned 1,900 feet of his property into a landing strip. It took five years and lots of help to turn dense forest into what has been jokingly dubbed, “Harmontown’s International Airport.” (July 9, 2010, Page 1B)
Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
“We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)