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Jeff Roy and Ottis Anderson write to express thanks on behalf of the Lafayette County Fire Department for those who’ve made the fundraising campaign a success, while Jesse Wright writes to say that the Board of Supervisors’ vote to withdraw funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is a blow against future projects in the community. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Grant aids local veterans home

    The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford is about to get some sprucing up thanks to a federal grant.
    (more…) (October 6, 2011, Page 2)

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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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          Water Valley raises funds for sewer renovations

          WATER VALLEY — The city of Water Valley is well on its way toward renovating its sewer system.

          (more…) (October 6, 2011, Page 2)

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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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              Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

              The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                J. Gabriel Scala writes to express the sadness and disappointment that local non-profit VOX Press felt after learning that the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors had voted to pull funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, while Claire Kiamie writes to express thanks to members of the community who helped make the recent Rally for a Cure such a success. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Parking commission to be formed

                  The Oxford Board of Aldermen will soon approve a new parking commission that will help steer the city to new parking rules on the Square and eventually a potential parking garage. (October 5, 2011, Page 2)

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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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