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Final piece of funding sought for Burns

The Burns Belfry Church could be nearing completion if a final grant is approved by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to approve to apply for the grant on Monday during a special meeting. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

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    LSD board begins redistricting

    Lafayette School Board approved to begin its first redistricting map after the 2010 census showed major shifts in two of the five districts. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

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      County pulls YAC funding

      During its regular meeting Monday morning, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to not approve the $15,000 originally budgeted for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council due to a controversial art show. Read more about this vote in today’s EAGLE. (October 3, 2011)

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        Festival brings folks to Abbeville

        Annual fall festival event attracts more vendors and visitors for this year’s celebration in Abbeville. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

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          EDF nurtures business

          The Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation helps bring jobs to the area by marketing Oxford to big businesses and industries as well as support and help existing businesses stay successful. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Resident helps bring escapee back to jail

            Albert William Bagwell, 27, is back behind bars after walking off from a work detail Friday. Investigators say Bagwell was found Sunday in the southern part of the county and taken into custody without incident. He was being held on no bond awaiting his trial on a charge of grand theft when he escaped.

             (October 1, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Making a promise to ‘Share the Road’ safely

              A University of Mississippi organization is asking the community to make a commitment to make Oxford’s roads safe for everyone, whether they ride a bike or drive a car by signing a pledge during the first “Share the Road” event being held Oct. 3-7. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

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                What we want in school leader

                About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Drug dealers face longer sentences

                  Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Energized Downtown Council assists businesses

                    The Oxford Downtown Council is looking to become more active and has made some first steps to do so by creating a new Facebook page and meeting more regularly. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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