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Monday, March 2, 2015

Harmontown

Pondering traffic control and speeders

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a state trooper stopping someone on a rural road, wondered about traffic laws, enforcement and dealing with speeders. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

Week in Review – Yesterday’s Papers

Yesterday’s Papers

 

Feb. 23, 2000

As many as 20 new people were expected to become part of Oxford’s government as a result of the biggest overhaul of the city administration since Pat Lamar was elected mayor in 1997. (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A)

Sex offender arrested in Harmontown

A man from Illinois, now living in Harmontown, who is a convicted sexual predator was arrested Wednesday by Lafayette County Sheriff investigators for allegedly sexually battering a minor. Guy Paul Salmon, 39, was charged with two counts of sexual battery of a child. (March 6, 2014, Page 2)

Cleanup continues around the county

Thursday night’s storm caused damage around Oxford and Lafayette County, as far reaching as Harmontown where one street seemed to take the hardest hit. (July 1, 2013, Page 3)

Can you hear me now, Harmontown?

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)

County officials craft solid budget

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 special day

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)

A bridge too far?

Harold Prestage requested the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors consider a way to fund a bridge to Harmontown. (March 7, 2012, Page 1)

CodeRed system to keep area informed

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)

Ready for severe weather?

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)

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