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Storms cost county $1.4 million

Six months after severe thunderstorms that produced a tornado and damaging straight-line winds wreaked havoc on Lafayette County, some families are still rebuilding. According to FEMA, more than $171,000 was given to local individuals through grants and low-income loans. The storms cost Lafayette County $1.4 million, according to officials. (October 31, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Caution: Deer Crossing

    October through December is the most dangerous time for car and deer collisions due to an increase in the animals crossing the road. (October 31, 2011, Page 1A)

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      OHS students invited to Scotland

      Oxford High School Theater students are looking to raise $96,000 between now and summer to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in July. One of the fundraisers will be the Scream Scenes performances this weekend at OHS. (October 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Cops: Drop off drugs with us

        The University of Mississippi will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend. Students and all area residents are asked to bring unused, left-over and expired prescription drugs to the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so they can be disposed of safely. Drugs should not be flushed down a toilet or tossed into the household garbage. (October 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Artist gives eagle face lift for freedom

          Local woman paints eagle at new Veterans Memorial Park as her way to honor those who fought for freedom. Phase 1 of the park is almost complete, according to organizers. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)

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            Oxford – ‘poster child’ of a creative community

            Mississippi Arts Commission Director Malcolm White and Mississippi Film Commissioner Ward Emling spoke to the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation on Thursday about the importance of a creative economy. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)

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              Signs pose problem for county

              Stolen and vandalized signs can be an expensive and dangerous problem, according to Lafayette County officials. (October 26, 2011, Page 1A)

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                City schools work to improve rankings

                The Oxford School District is looking to improve math teaching after unable to meet growth at the Oxford Middle School for a subset of students. The district did receive STAR status for Oxford High School and high performing for Della Davidson and Oxford Middle School. (October 26, 2011, Page 1, 2a)

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                  Cool temps bring risks

                  Severe weather, tornadoes and an increase in house fires can be possible during the fall and winter months in Lafayette County. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

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                    OSD hears options of sex ed program

                    Whether to choose abstinence only or abstinence plus education for the students of the Oxford School District will soon be a decision for the Oxford Board of Trustees who heard from supporters of both programs on Monday night. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

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