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Arts Council named finalist for award

You can help the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council win $20,000 by going online and voting for the organization. YAC has been selected as a finalist for the award in the “50 States for Good” program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine. To vote, visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community-involvement/living-well/finalists-overview/poll (August 4, 2010, Page 2)

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    Plan: No Parking on Square

    Architect Edye Conkerton was asked by city officials to look at ways to beautify Oxford’s central business district. The plan calls for making the Square more pedestrian friendly by getting rid of 170 parking spaces. The project would only move forward if and when a new parking garage is constructed near the Square. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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      City eyes ban on fake pot

      On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors  banned the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana for the entire county, which included inside the city limits.
      Just to make sure the message is clear, the Oxford Board of Aldermen are also considering an ordinance banning the fake marijuana that’s known by several brand names, including K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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        Ole Miss students partying less

        The 2010 survey from the Princeton Review shows the University of Mississippi at No. 5 for top party schools, down from No. 3 last year and No. 2 in 2008. (August 4, 2010, Page 3)

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          Weatherly very deserving of latest honor

          Former Pontotoc High School and Ole Miss football standout Jim Weatherly, who followed his gridiron career with even more success as a singer and songwriter, will be honored with “Jim Weatherly Day” this weekend in his hometown of Pontotoc. Editor Don Whitten, a longtime Weatherly fan, tells why. (August 4, 2010, Page 4)

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            L.Q.C Lamar statue firmly in place

            A new statue of L.Q.C. Lamar has finally been erected at the front of his former home in oxford, which was recently restored and includes a museum about his life. Standing in his famed orator pose, the life-size statue was created by Taylor artist Bill Beckwith. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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              City school parent survey finds positives, negatives

              The district presented the results of the annual gifted, parent and teacher surveys to the Oxford School Board in July noting that while some areas showed improvements, other areas continue to need work. (August 3, 2010, Page 8)

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                Getting tough on bullies

                At a meeting with parents Monday at Lafayette Middle School, Jim Keith, attorney with the Council of School Board Attorneys, shared about bullying laws. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                  County school budget approved

                  The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a $20 million budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Despite an almost $3 million deficit compared to this past school year’s budget, county school leders intend to hold the line on taxes and operate with the available revenues. (August 3, 2010, Page 3)

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                    Closed plant gets tax break

                    The Whirlpool Corporation got a $6 million assessment break Monday morning when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut the tax assessment of the building and land down from $13 million to $7,750,000. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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