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Stories from Friday, November 18, 2011

Fulton County voters approve jail financing plan (11/18/11)
The Nov. 8 vote to approve or reject a plan to pay for a new Fulton County Jail wasn't even close. But Sheriff Buck Foley admits he was on pins and needles until he received word that 72 percent of voters had given their approval. "I think people got the message that the county would be in big financial trouble, if the jail was rejected," said Foley...
School administrators report on longer school days (11/18/11)
With the first quarter of the school year over, Oregon County school superintendents say their 2011-12 calendars are working out fine. Three of the county's four public schools shortened their school years by adding minutes to each day, which they say will translate into utility, transportation and payroll savings by the end of the school year. The superintendents of Alton, Couch and Koshkonong schools all report an easy transition for staff and students to the longer days...
One injured in Highland bus accident (11/18/11)
An empty bus was involved in a traffic accident Nov. 10 in front of the Highland Square Shopping Center in Highland. Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens said the accident occurred when Judith McGrath, 57, of Evening Shade attempted to make a left turn off Highway 62/412 into the shopping center parking lot. McGrath turned into the path of a Highland School bus driven by Lester Stout of Ash Flat...