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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

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)

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    County accepts bid for CR 406 project

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors accepted a bid from Talbot Brothers Contracting for a total project amount of just over 2 million dollars. The work is expected to start in about two weeks. (December 9, 2014, Page 1)

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      Plant wants to expand

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Oxford-Lafayette Economic Development Foundation met during an executive session to discuss the county selling land to McGreggor Steel Fabrication Inc. to aid Caterpillar Inc. with their storage needs. McGregor will still have to go before both the Lafayette County Planning Commission and the county supervisors board for approval before the land is sold. (November 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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        County schools to get access road

        The Lafayette County School District approved an agreement with county supervisors to work together to construct an access road on school property. The road will line up with an adjacent road that the county is building to offset traffic issues on Highway 334. (November 6, 2014, Page 1)

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          Gas station gets preliminary approval

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to approved a preliminary site plan for a Dees Oil gas station in front of the Cross Creek subdivision. The company will have to comply with all changes suggested as well as water and sewer needs before a final plan can be approved. (November 4, 2014, Page 2)

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            County building codes will work, but it must come from united effort

            The Lafayette County Supervisors will work to draw up building codes for the county, and Our View is that supervisors, citizens, builders and anyone else interested need to work together to get the regulations that will best serve Lafayette County. (October 26, 2014, Page 4A)

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              County nixes state building codes

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to opt out of state building codes with Senate Bill 2378 and instead make their own codes. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. (October 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                New signs to honor Carwile

                Two new memorial signs will be placed in honor of Donald Carwile, former Oxford Police Department officer and U.S. Army officer. Carwile passed away in 2008. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Leash law revisited

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors heard a discussion about wandering dogs in neighborhoods at Monday’s meeting. The group agreed to revisit the laws to see what could be done to keep pet owners responsible for their pets. (October 7, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Supervisors and their input

                    We hold to the belief that you shouldn’t complain about what government officials do if you didn’t vote. By the same token, it appears government officials should attend the meetings and do the things they were elected to do as well. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

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