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Lafayette County

Supervisors handle general business

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors handled general business in a relatively short meeting Monday. (March 3, 2015, Page 3)

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    Hunter named LES Teacher of the Year

    Kelley Hunter’s devotion to listening to her students and creating a respectful classroom environment earned her the title of Teacher of the Year at Lafayette Elementary School. (March 3, 2015, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Buddy Lowery writes to offer a few of several questions citizens might be asking about the proposed Lafayette County ordinance concerning vicious dogs, while John DuChaine writes about the downtown parking situation and wonders if meters will really solve the issue. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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        County receives grant to clean up illegal dump sites

        The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded Lafayette County $17,880 to clean up illegal dumping around the county. (January 7, 2014, Page 2)

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          Voters keep Oxford on path to prosperity

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at our thriving community – one of the fastest growing in the state – and writes about the blessing and curses of growth and who’s in charge of the change that’s inevitable. (June 6, 2013, Page 4)

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            Multi-purpose building deserves close look

            What do counties surrounding Lafayette have that we don’t? How about a multi-purpose building or center? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a proposal that Earl Babb is taking to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors next week that makes the possibility of such a facility look like a win-win situation for the L-O-U community. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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              In the midst of a remarkable revival

              News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                Let’s break some voting records tomorrow

                Will the local voting turnout Tuesday be like it was four years ago in the General Election – a disappointing 41 percent? Or will it be more like eight years ago when some 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots? Editor Don Whitten urges everyone to do their part by voting tomorrow. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Brian W. Pray writes to give another thought about what the city – and county – should do with the windfall from the sale of the hospital, while Harley Garrett writes to say that the government has too much power and we should be taking it back. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Tourism Council OKs 2011 grant rules

                    The community grant program through the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau was approved for the upcoming year. Applicants are eligible if the event will promote at least 10 hotel nights, promote the event outside the county and take place between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011.

                     (September 2, 2010, Page 2)

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