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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

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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                  County eyes slimmer budget

                  Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met with the county administrator and department heads to discuss the 2013-2014 general budget and consider any requests for increases. Most of the overall general budget is slightly down from last year. (August 1, 2013, Page 1, 9)

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                    County earns $97K from fund

                    Lafayette County has earned $97,000 from the $20 million investment it made in fall 2012. (July 2, 2013, Page 1)

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