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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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          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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            WV Art Crawl set Friday

            The Water Valley Art Council is set to host the third annual Water Valley Art Crawl on Friday. (October 5, 2011, Page 3)

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              Bullying changes – and not for the better

              Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Marie Barnard writes to correct and clarify her statement at last week’s meeting about beginning the search for a new superintendent for the Oxford school system, noting that she wants a leader who will focus on the health and well-being of the student body. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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                  County OKs $4.5 million for multipurpose building

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to set aside $4.5 million for the construction of a multipurpose building in a 3 to 2 vote. (October 4, 2011, Page 3)

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                    Wrongful death suit moved to Oxford

                    A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)

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