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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jerra Scott

City, county officials sign Better Schools petition

Oxford and Lafayette County officials came together yesterday on the square to sign the Better Schools, Better Jobs petition. Oxford open house events will present another chance for petition signatures. (August 12, 2014, Page 5)

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    Education Briefs

    • Car wash fundraiser set this weekend
    • Back 2 School Bash set Saturday
    • OMS announces audition dates
    • Flesher, Mattern earn degrees
    • Sept. 30 application deadline set for scholarship
    • BES sets start dates for pre-k, kindergarten

     (August 12, 2014, Page 5)

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      County cuts budget requests

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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        Giving Classrooms Character

        Lafayette teachers spruce up their classrooms for their students who attended their first day of classes today. Each teacher has different fun themes that encourage learning. (August 8, 2014, Page 1B)

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          Private road confused with county road

          A Lafayette county citizen brought to attention his private road that is being ransacked with those following GPS routes or avoiding roadblocks at the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday. The county agreed to help with more signs on the road. (August 7, 2014, Page 1)

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            LCSD changes grading scale

            The Lafayette County School District approved a change to their grading scaled for the 2014-15 school year. They are now moving to a modified ten-point scale. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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              Education Briefs

              • Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school
              • Head Start registration scheduled for next week
              • NWCC fall registration just around the corner
              • Open house dates set for LCSD
              • Flesher, Mattern earn degrees
              • O’Neill graduates from Auburn
              • GED test preparation course offered

               (August 5, 2014, Page 5)

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                Local man named National Principal of the Year

                Abbeville native Darrell Williams was recently named National Principal of the Year and is this week’s featured Educational Excellence nominee. Williams is now located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Meter-free zone on Square?

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to tabled a request for the city to put parking meters on county property around the courthouse Monday. The property line is debatable as to whether the parking spots are in fact county or city spaces. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Crowds come out for carnival

                    The Water Valley Watermelon Carnival was a success this past weekend. Many came to enjoy the good tunes, fireworks and more in the good weather. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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