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Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

County orders properties cleaned

Two properties must be cleaned in the next 30 days or county crews will be forced to enter the property and clean it up after the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors received a third report from MDEQ about the hazardous conditions. (April 19, 2012, Page 1)

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    Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

    Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Serving tennis plan again

      After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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        Coroner searching for family of dead man

        Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy is searching for family of Robert Allen Wilkins, who died Dec. 22. From Memphis, Wilkins has been staying in Harmontown for the last few years but rarely spoke of his past or family members. Anyone with information should call 801-4985. (January 18, 2012, Page 2)

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          Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

          Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jerry N. Boone writes to thank the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for paying off debt with money from the sale of the hospital and to urge city leaders to follow their lead, while Gene Saucier writes to complement Jim Shollenberger for his objective and thoughtful letters to the editor. (October 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jeff Roy and Ottis Anderson write to express thanks on behalf of the Lafayette County Fire Department for those who’ve made the fundraising campaign a success, while Jesse Wright writes to say that the Board of Supervisors’ vote to withdraw funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is a blow against future projects in the community. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

                The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  J. Gabriel Scala writes to express the sadness and disappointment that local non-profit VOX Press felt after learning that the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors had voted to pull funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, while Claire Kiamie writes to express thanks to members of the community who helped make the recent Rally for a Cure such a success. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jerry N. Boone writes to say that the city and county boards should look for the best ways to use the windfall from the sale of the hospital to give relief to taxpayers, while Linda L. Norwood writes to say that we need to return to the days of doing things for the greater good. (August 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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