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Friday, December 19, 2014

Lafayette County

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)

Making Highway 30 intersection safer a positive move

Those who travel Highway 30 coming to, and going from, Oxford may have come upon an accident at the intersection with county roads 215 and 217 about a mile east of town. Moves by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, including adding turning lanes, appear to be helping make the intersection safer for all who travel those roads. (November 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Susan Hutchison writes to express concern about Oxford and Lafayette County losing law enforcement officers to high salaries elsewhere and said their pay needs to be increased. (November 11, 2014, Page 4)

This week in Oxford history

With this being an election week, we take a look back at the results from previous elections. Back in 1936, Lafayette County was a Blue Community that enthusiastically supported Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. By 2000, the community had turned Red by giving its support to George Bush. (November 5, 2014, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write to urge giving all local law enforcement officers at least a 50 percent raise, John Hunter writes to say that Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell deserves to wear Chucky Mullins’ No. 38 jersey next season and Margie Merritt writes to give an Auburn fans perspective after the Ole Miss-Auburn game. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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