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Melanie Addington

Softball savings

Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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    OHS to host fifth Kayla Gala

    The fifth annual Kayla Gala, the Oxford High School Theater Department’s play benefiting the Kayla Sue Mize Endowment, will be held Friday through Sunday and feature the staging of “Almost, Maine.” (April 29, 2010, Page 1-5)

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      Support building for Sunday alcohol sales?

      After months of off-and-on debate over whether Oxford should allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, some local leaders are indicating they’re ready to let the community finally decide this long simmering issue. (April 29, 2010, Page 1-5)

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        Sales tax collections continue to climb

        The city sales tax collections continue their positive growth which means Oxford could find itself on solid financial ground for the first time since the economic slowdown began in 2008.

        For the third month in a row, sales tax collections in Oxford climbed. This month’s report saw a big increase. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

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          Summer movie preview

          The most anticipated film of the summer likely goes to “Iron Man 2″ but with the return of favorites such as “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and “Sex and the City,” this May through July could be quite the adventure for movie lovers who crave a familiar story. Although quite a few great indies are rolling out in New York and L.A. (such as “Dogtooth”), below is the blockbusters we will likely see hit the Oxford Malco. Ratings listed when available. (April 29, 2010, Page 14-15)

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            Atkinson named Lafayette’s Parent of the Year

            Running a photography business and raising four sons would be enough for most people, but for Lafayette School District Parent of the Year Brandall Atkinson, doing more to help her children’s school experience is just part of being a parent. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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              Bus service announces summer schedule

              Beginning May 10, the Oxford University Transit public bus service will change several routes to accomodate what operators expect will be fewer riders this summer. The new routes will be in place until Aug. 7. For more information, visit (April 28, 2010, Page 12)

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                Summer school sessions set at NWCC

                Northwest Community College is offering two summer school terms this year, beginning on June 3 and ending on July 1. Registration is now open. For more information, contact the Registrar’s office at 662-562-3219. (April 27, 2010, Page 7)

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                  Robinson named Oxford’s Administrator of the Year

                  Patrick Robinson, the Oxford Middle School principal, was named Administrator of the Year for the Oxford School District. Robinson said the most rewarding part of his job is to see students grow from being young, eager and sometimes scared to mature eighth graders. (April 27, 2010, Page 7)

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                    Education briefs

                    • Oxford High School theater department will stage “Almost, Maine” as the annual Kayla Sue Mize fundraiser this Friday-Sunday.
                    • Walking Wednesdays continue
                    • Green innovation forum set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center
                    • Lafayette High School class of 1970 will host its 40th class reunion on Memorial Day Weekend
                    • Robyn Thweatt of Oxford was named to the Northwest Mississippi Community College cheer squad
                    • The Summer Coin program is taking applications for students aged 14-21 for their summer work program.
                    • Oxford High School band recently returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

                     (April 27, 2010, Page 6)

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