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Melanie Addington

Rowan Oak extends hours

Rowan Oak will now be open on Mondays this summer as well as additional evening hours for the summer. The change was due to demand from visitors. The museum is also now a member of the Blue Star program which allows active duty military and their families free access to the museum until Sept. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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    Education briefs

    • Lafayette High School concert, women and madrigal choirs have been invited to the Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York.
    • Dongsik Kim will join the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Class of 2012.
    • Wesley Warren Estock and Joshua McCormick were listed on the president’s list at Mississippi College. Elizabeth McCormick was named to the dean’s list.
    • Mary Manning Booker graduated with her Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
    • McKenna Raney received scholarships to attend Hendrix College.
    • Felicity Flesher and Jillian Mattern win National Merit scholarships.
    • Several locals graduated from Itawamba Community College.
    • Sarah Kathryn Gates graduates from Louisiana State University with honors.
    • Head Start hosts a multi-cultural week.
    • A copy of the federal programs application for both Lafayette and Oxford are available for review in the district offices.
    • GED Testing is now being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College.

     (June 1, 2010, Page 6A)

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      2nd-grader speaks 4 languages

      Alexandra Timofte just completed second grade at Oxford Elementary School, learning English as her fourth language while visiting America with her parents. Vlad and Aida are visiting mathematics professors at the University of Mississippi. In her short time here, Alexandra has gone on to become an excellent chess player and will now compete at the Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational on July 25-30. (June 1, 2010, Page 6a)

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        Electric dept. seeks $20M budget

        The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Rhythm Revival fundraiser set for June 19

          A new festival this summer is planned to help raise finds for the Oxford Medical Ministries. The Oxford Rhythm Revival on June 19 will take place on multiple stages around town. For more information, visit 28, 2010, Page 3A)

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            Speak out on Sunday sales

            A public hearing will be part of the Board of Aldermen’s Tuesday meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposal of Sunday alcohol sales, presented by Jerry Jordan, owner of the 208 restaurant. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)

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              City: Rework interchange

              After working for more than 12 years on a plan to construct a massive interchange to improve the dangerous West Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 intersection, city and state officials said Wednesday it’s time to start over.

              At a special meeting held in Batesville, members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and representatives of the Mississippi Department of Transportation agreed to consider scaling down the project. (May 27, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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                End of an era with little fanfare

                A lot has been made of the end of two popular TV shows, “Lost” and “24,” recently, but staff writer Melanie Addington thinks that another show going off the air after 20 years – “Law and Order” – deserves a bit more attention. (May 27, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Local builders busier

                  Building may not be booming, but it’s far from a bust. Permits for new construction in the city of Oxford have doubled since the first of the year, leading city officials to feel slightly more optimistic about the resurgence in the local economy. (May 26, 2010, Page 1a, 2a)

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                    Oxford schools set budget hearing

                    Members of the Oxford School Board set a public hearing for June 14 at 5 p.m. for the public to discuss the district’s 2010-2011 budget. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

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