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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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                  Teachers shave heads for good cause

                  To help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, Kim Gregory and Nikki Williams shaved their heads at the pep rally for Lafayette School District on Friday. (October 4, 2011, Page 5)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    OHS swimming coach Rebecca Van Oostendorp and parents of team swim members write to thank Bubba Robinson and others with the Oxford Park Commission for making their recent home meet a big success, while Nathan A. Yow writes to question the approach the University of Mississippi appears to have in deciding who to accept donations from. (October 4, 2011, Page 4)

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