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Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector's Office

Tax assessor retires after 38 years

A retirement reception was held Thursday for Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton who has worked in the Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office for 26 years prior to being elected as tax assessor/collector 12 years ago. (December 16, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Property tax statements on the way

    The Lafayette County Tax Assessor/ Collector’s Office has mailed out its 2011 property tax statements. Property owners have until Feb. 1 to pay their taxes without penalty. (November 29, 2011, Page 2)

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      Another supervisor voted out

      Lafayette County Supervisor Ray Sockwell lost to Mike Roberts in Tuesday night’s runoff election. He’s the third incumbent supervisor to be voted out of office this election cycle. Sylvia Baker won her bid against Lisa Hickman Spragins to become Lafayette County’s Tax Assessor/Collector. Read about all the runoff election results in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 24, 2011, Page 1)

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        Time for a change

        Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton said, after 36 years, it’s time for new blood in the tax assessors’ office.

        Thornton, who has served Lafayette County as its tax assessor and collector since 2000, will not be seeking reelection in this year’s county elections.

        See a listing of all those who have filed qualifying papers for the 2011 county elections in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)

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          Closed plant gets tax break

          The Whirlpool Corporation got a $6 million assessment break Monday morning when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut the tax assessment of the building and land down from $13 million to $7,750,000. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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