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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

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)

Festival brings folks to Abbeville

Annual fall festival event attracts more vendors and visitors for this year’s celebration in Abbeville. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

EDF nurtures business

The Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation helps bring jobs to the area by marketing Oxford to big businesses and industries as well as support and help existing businesses stay successful. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

Warehouse 605 finds home just off Square

Home furnishing store Warehouse 605 has found a new home on The Square. (October 3, 2011, Page 9A)

Resident helps bring escapee back to jail

Albert William Bagwell, 27, is back behind bars after walking off from a work detail Friday. Investigators say Bagwell was found Sunday in the southern part of the county and taken into custody without incident. He was being held on no bond awaiting his trial on a charge of grand theft when he escaped.

 (October 1, 2011, Page 2A)

What we want in school leader

About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

Free-form art class allows for individualism

The Corks and Canvases art class, held by the Art-to-Go LLC at The Powerhouse allows beginner painters the freedom to create whatever it is they dream up. (September 30, 2011, Page 1B)

Drug dealers face longer sentences

Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

Roller skating last Special Olympics event for 2011

Athletes will take to the roller rink Friday morning at The Skate Place  in the last event for the Mississippi Area 4 Special Olympics for 2011. (September 29, 2011, Page 2)

OPD officer charged with child abuse

An Oxford Police Detective has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony child abuse and sexual battery on a child under the age of 14. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the trial. (September 28, 2011, Page 2)

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