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Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

County to offer free emergency response training

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors accepted a $5,000 grant Monday from the Community Emergency Response Team. The program will offer free response training to locals. (March 18, 2014, Page 1)

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    Change made to vicious dog ordinance

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the vicious dog ordinance. The Oxford Lafayette Humane Society will assist with some vicious animal calls and will be reimbursed for their efforts. (March 4, 2014, Page 3)

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      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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