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Friday, August 1, 2014

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

County aims to avoid a grave error

The Lafayette County Planning Commission halted further development on a site located in Lafayette Springs due to graves found on the west side of the road. The owner of the land wishes to move the graves and human remains. He has taken the situation to chancery court for approval. (March 3, 2014, Page 1)

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    County OKs drug testing for employees

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday to require all county employees a pre-employment drug test. (February 19, 2014, Page 2)

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      NEMEPA’s new CEO takes over

      Keith Hayward recently took charge of North East Mississippi Power Association after Robert “Bob” Collier stepped down as general manager after 23 years of service. NEMEPA celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. (February 4, 2014, Page 1)

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        County gets grant for diving equipment

        The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $16,900 grant to purchase diving equipment. The grant was spurred by the disappearance of a teen in the Yocona River last year in which the sheriff’s department was required to borrow divers and diving equipment from neighboring counties. (January 22, 2014, Page 1)

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          County engineer, lawyer reappointed

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the reappointment of Larry Britt as county engineer and David O’Donnell as county attorney Monday. (January 7, 2014, Page 1)

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            County projects need more paving

            The Lafayette County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to require all establishments to pave their parking lots, development roads and driveways that connect to the county or state roads. The vote will go to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a final decision. (December 24, 2013, Page 16)

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              County OKs $48 million budget

              Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved its 2014 budget last week that includes a slight increase to the millage which will cause most homeowners to see a $45 per $100,000 assessed value of their home raise in taxes.

                (September 18, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                County OKs firing range

                TGC Outdoors was approved to build their shooting range with 12 foot berms to protect the property. (September 4, 2013, Page 1)

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                  Fire safety on wheels

                  A new vehicle to take to schools will be shared by the county and city fire departments. (August 8, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                    3 safety issues heard by county

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors heard from residents about three safety concerns in the county: a residence for those recovering from drug addiction, a firing range and widening of a road. (August 6, 2013, Page 1)

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