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City cuts funding requests

Efforts are being made to ensure the city’s budget remains balanced by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (August 9, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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    Budget woes cut services at Sardis

    Budget cuts have led to a reduction in operations and maintenance services at recreational facilities at several lakes operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including those at Sardis Lake. (June 13, 2011, Page 1)

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      How will lawmakers respond to Barbour’s budget?

      Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, heading into his final year in office, has submitted his annual Executive Budget Recommendations to members of the State Legislature. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of the numbers involving budget cuts are lower than anticipated, but there are expected to be battles in several areas before the FY 2012 budget is eventually adopted. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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        City schools: no job cuts

        Despite continued budget cuts from the state last year, the Oxford School District has put together a budget for the coming school year that calls for no job cuts. The district also does not intend to raise taxes. (May 18, 2010, Page 1, 3)

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          County schools prepare for cuts

          The Lafayette County School District voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a Staff Reduction in Force policy that outlines how the district should handle any wide-spread layoffs of licensed employees in the district. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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            County schools OK 2010-11 calendar

            As Mississippi House and Senate negotiators were agreeing on a plan to restore $82 million in cuts made to the current state budget, Lafayette County School Board members were voting on whether to accept next year’s school calendar, fearing budget cuts could force student and teacher furloughs. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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              Dramatic ending?

              OXFORD GENERATIONS — The Lafayette School District may be facing budget cuts, but the drama program at Lafayette High School should be spared from the cutting block for the sake of students’ personal growth and development. LHS junior Lainey Mays makes the case based on her own experience in Drama Club. (February 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Four-day school week an option to consider

                Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

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