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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

County presented with Storm Ready certificate

The National Weather Service presented Lafayette County with a Storm Ready certificate at Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. (May 5, 2015, Page 1)

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    Still no leash law in county

    After extensive discussion about dogs roaming the county at Monday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors took no action in enacting leash laws that would require residents in densely populated areas to confine their animals. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

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      Local funding helps junior college students; national plan needs study

      President Barack Obama could just as easily have pointed at a plan supported locally that helps provide tuition assistance for junior college students as other areas of the country. The president’s plan to make junior college education free for all needs further study, but certainly sounds promising if it can be paid for. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)

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        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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