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Thornton retires as assessor

After working in the Lafayette County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office for 38 years, Martha Thornton says she will spend her retirement performing the important job of being a grandma. Thornton was elected to the first of three terms as assessor 12 years ago. Before that she had worked in the assessor’s office for 26 years. Thornton was honored with a retirement ...

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Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the day, where his open casket, ...

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Lafayette County to pay off all outstanding bonds

OXFORD — The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is planning to pay off all outstanding bond debt and lower property taxes. The decision was made this past week to spend $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. The outstanding total is $10,731,133. With ...

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