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Deadline nears for voters

The last day to register for the general election in November is this Saturday. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)

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    YAC’s funding likely to be restored

    Lafayette County District 3 Supervisor Robert Blackmon said he plans on changing his vote to turn the tables on an effort to pull county funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)

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      Gun seller, university exchange volleys over donation

      After a local business owner was denied his donation to the hockey club, he is asking why and the university is saying that it is nothing to do with his business but how the club handled sponsorships. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)

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        CodeRed system to keep area informed

        The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CodeRed emergency warning systems, that will allow all Oxford and Lafayette County residents to receive weather and other emergency warnings on their phones. (October 5, 2011, Page 1)

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          Local caregivers earn state honors

          Selfless acts of kindness led two local women to receive state-level honors for their commitment and compassion with assisting others.

          (more…) (October 5, 2011, Page 1)

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            County pulls YAC funds

            Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

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              Vote sparks outrage among art supporters

              Art supporters took to social media and phones to express their outrage over the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors decision to cut the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council funding on Monday. A Facebook group already has over 500 followers showing their support of the arts. Not everyone disapproved of the decision though. (October 4, 2011, Page 12)

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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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