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Friday, January 30, 2015

Lafayette County

Letters to the Editor

Sue Cook writes to give support for Lafayette County Supervisor Chad McLarty’s idea to use county funds to help clean up county roads. (January 14, 2015, Page 4)

Growth, development still going strong

Signs of progress and development continue to pop up in the county, city and university, and we see that as a sign that recovery is still moving forward. We urge local leaders, however, to remain vigilant in making sure changes and additions are right for the community. (January 8, 2015, Page 4)

It’s time for our lawmakers to get to work

Lawmakers are getting ready to head to Jackson for the start of the new session, and Our View is that they have lots of important issues to deal with and need to be prepared and stay focused on doing what’s best for all Mississippians. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

Let the races begin

Those considering a run in a variety of elections in 2015 have until Feb. 27 to qualify to be in those races, but some local officials have already made up their minds. As a result, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether the longest-serving locally elected county official will be returned to office one more time, and voters will probably be selecting at least one new member to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (January 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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)

Getting ready for the final stretch

The Thanksgiving holidays end today for most, and it’s back to work or school. Tomorrow is the first day in December, and now all can turn their attention toward the final stretch, whether it’s in school or work or preparing for the Christmas holidays. (November 30, 2014, Page 4A)

Spend ‘Black Friday’ shopping locally

Tomorrow is Black Friday and many of you may not have decided where and when to start the biggest shopping day of the year. Oxford EAGLE Publisher Tim Phillips suggests you start in the morning, at your leisure, and you spend your day shopping in Oxford. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

Fire rating drop great news for some county residents

We congratulate those residents in the county’s central fire district who will benefit — financially as well as safety-wise — by the improved fire rating for an extended area, and we applaud all those who helped make the extension of the district possible. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)

Profile 2015 another way to tell your stories

Publisher Tim Phillips writes about all of the recent changes inside and outside The Oxford EAGLE and tells about another exciting addition coming early next year that staff members are already working on: Profile 2015: A Face in the Crowd. (November 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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