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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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          Judge unseals Scruggs’ appeal motion

          A federal judge ruled Monday to unseal Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ motion to set aside his conviction and sentence in the judicial bribery case that involved former Circuit Court Judge Bobby DeLaughter. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)

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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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                    Education briefs

                    • Walk to school day set for Wednesday
                    • LHS Band Boosters to meet tonight
                    • Denton to give lecture Thursday at UM
                    • Zurick featured Wednesday at Brown Bag
                    • Choral Patrons set yard, bake sale
                    • CLEAR Core fundraiser set Saturday
                    • OMS Choir concert set Oct. 13
                    • BES names citizens of the month
                    • OUS Golf tournament set Oct. 28

                     (October 4, 2011, Page 5)

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