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Pontotoc man challenges voter ID Petition

Ninty-six-year-old Earl Tucker is the lead defendant in a lawsuit filed Wednesday at the U.S. District Court of North Mississippi in Oxford against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and the state of Mississippi that challenges the Mississippi Voter Identification petition that is scheduled to appear on the November 2011 statewide ballot. The measure, if successful, would require photo identification at all voter polls in the state.

“I thought voter intimidation had long disappeared, but I was wrong,” Tucker said in the lawsuit. “I will fight to keep my rights.” (October 22, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Businessman pleads to bank fraud charge

    Former Oxford businessman Dino Jerry Grisanti pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud Thursday in front of a federal judge.

    According to court records, in January 2006, Grisanti, operator of the now-defunct Grisanti Rebel Motors in Oxford, attempted to defraud Regions Bank by concealing he had sold 66 vehicles worth $2,985,768. (October 22, 2010, Page 2A)

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      State approves Tech changes

      A joint request by the Oxford and Lafayette County School District to make changes to the joint agreement for the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology was approved this morning by the State Board of Education. (October 22, 2010, Page 1)

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        How green will we be?

        Oxford residents can help decide how their town’s future will be by participating in a Sustainability Design Team Program set for Nov. 1-3. The three-day session will be conducted by the American Institute of Architects Center for Communities by Design and will include a town hall meeting along with several breakout sessions. (October 22, 2010, Page 1)

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          Do we really need term limit legislation?

          Term limits – good or bad? They’re good if you like keeping folks in elected office that do a good job. They’re bad if you believe fresh blood and fresh ideas are needed. Editor Don Whitten notes that term limits can be set without legislation – by voters going to the ballot box and limiting terms of those they want out of office but yet leaving in those they want to keep. (October 22, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Gastroesophageal reflux — how it happens and treatment options

            Guest columnist Dr. Keith Mansel discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in this week’s Good Health section. (October 21, 2010, Page 14)

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              County appeals drug court debacle

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors instructed county attorney David O’Donnell to file an appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court against a final order given by a Circuit Court judge instructing them to not interfere with the operation of the county’s Drug Court.

              The one-page appeal, filed Tuesday, says the supervisors are appealing the entire Final Order filed Sept. 21 by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth but doesn’t list any specific parts of the order. The appeal was filed after the board voted 3 to 2 granting O’Donnell permission to file the appeal during an executive session earlier this month. Supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens were the dissenting votes.

              Howorth, who started Drug Court three years ago, filed a “cease and desist” in June against the supervisors from interfering with the operations of the Drug Court and the Circuit Court in general. Howorth claims the supervisors have continually interfered with the operations of the Circuit Court, almost from the day the current board took office in 2008. He also ordered the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (October 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                Cedar Oaks residents voice concerns

                A public hearing was held before the Tourism Council regular meeting on Wednesday to discuss with Cedar Oaks neighbors concerns for events held in their community. Residents requested a limit of alcohol events, more information shared with them on when events are booked, and a way to tow cars that block their driveways as no parking is available for the historic home. (October 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                  New bike racks OK’d for Square

                  New bike racks will soon be located around the Square. Billy Lamb, city superintendent for buildings and grounds, is working with Pathways Commission to determine the best locations for the racks. One has been installed at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and Van Buren Avenue. (October 21, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Supporting a tradition of educational excellence

                    With schools in the area, state, region and country reporting problems, there’s no question that the local Oxford School District is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Editor Jonathan Scott talks about how well the school has done in relation to his children who have gone through the system, and he urges all to help continue that tradition of educational excellence by supporting the $30 million bond issue next Tuesday. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)

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