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School bans popular 1994 book

Published 01/19/2009, The Jamestown Sun

The Beulah School Board has voted to ban the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” a 1994 best seller about a Georgia murder, from the high school library. The board voted 4-3 Thursday to remove the copy of the book by John Berendt, which was made into a 1997 movie directed by Clint Eastwood. The story involves four murder trials and an assortment of Savannah, Ga., characters, including a voodoo priestess and a transvestite. Beulah vocational agriculture teacher Keith Bohn and Kathy Bohn, a school janitor, asked the school to remove the book after their son brought it home.

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