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Highway name change would honor fallen biker

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and local House Rep. Tommy Reynolds are asking the State Legislature to allow a 4.5 mile portion of Old Sardis Road to be renamed the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway, named after Ermin who was killed last month while riding her bike along that road. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

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    County school board offers redistrict plan

    A public hearing is set for Dec. 12 to hear the redistricting plans for Lafayette School District. (November 8, 2011, Page 2)

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      County restores YAC funding

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 2 giving $15,000 to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday. Last month, YAC was denied the funding, however Supervisor Robert Blackmon changed his vote Monday, granting YAC the funds. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

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        Education briefs

        • OHS announces honor roll
        • NWCC officers
        • Duct taped to the school
        • BES names citizens of the month
        • Schmidt joins SAL
        • Murphy Pledges ZTA
        • Kitchens receives scholarship
        • OHS Marching band has successful season
        • Morgan performs in “Fences”
        • Locals get roles in ICC production
        • Walking Wednesdays Continue
        • Oxford School Board to meet Friday
        • Kiwanis distributes dictionaries

         (November 8, 2011, Page 6, 7)

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          Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

          All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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            The Blank Check

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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              Christmas Store asks for community’s help

              Organizers of this year’s Christmas Store, the nonprofit operation that gives toys to children from low-income homes, are asking for the community’s support, both finanicaly and through volunteerism. (November 7, 2011, Page 3A)

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                Initiatives may attract more voters

                Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Sign ordinance moves forward

                  Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a motion to send back the non conforming sign ordinance to the Planning Commission on Tuesday. Lamar Advertising requested to consider changes at the Planning Commission on Friday as the deadline looms for signs to come into compliance by Nov. 15. (November 7, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    UPDATED: Nutt will not be retained; Boone to resign

                    BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)

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