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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lafayette County

Bridge name to honor vets

The new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River along the northern border of Lafayette County may have a name that will honor all veterans of the armed forces. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

Lafayette County under Winter Storm Watch through Monday

Oxonians should have their winter coats ready and a low-pressure system moving across south-central Mississippi combined with a cold front from the north could bring frozen precipitation to the area tonight and Monday. (February 15, 2015, Page 2A)

A terrible truth that needs to be remembered

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at a recent report titled “Lunching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” and notes that communities should make a determined effort to remember and mark sites of these racial injustices so they can be discussed and explored more openly. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

Growth — in a controlled manner

The Oxford Planning Commission and board of aldermen face an ongoing challenge with controlling development and building, and it’s good to see the two working together to evaluate applications from those wishing to build in the LOU community. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

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)

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