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Local schools retain rankings

The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Cancer survivor uses fashion show to lift others

    LaVera Hodges founded a fashion show for cancer patients, survivors and their supporters. A cancer survivor herself, Hodges uses the event as a fundraiser to help those battling the disease. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Football fans targeted by scammer

      Sixteen people were scammed by the same ticket scalper two weeks ago before the Ole Miss v. Alabama football game. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Tourism tax dollars decline

        Dipping a bit in August, tourism tax dollars are expected to be more than 2013.

          (October 16, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Raising awareness about breast cancer

          Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi held a lunch and learn yesterday at the Powerhouse in support of BRA day or breast reconstruction awareness. The event featured guest speakers Dr. Daniel Shell and clinical educator Wanda Barbour Dent. (October 16, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Alderman looks to demolish Heisman House

            A local developer asked the Historic Preservation Commission to look over his future plans to demolish a house on the corner of Price Street and North Lamar Boulevard, and build a new home in its place.

             (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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              Visit Oxford eyes new home

              Visitor’s Center wants to move closer to Town Hall. (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                This week in Oxford history

                Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Oxford High grad receives Croft Scholarship at UM

                  Oxford High School graduate Matthew Forgette recently received a Croft Scholarship at the University of Mississippi. He plans on having an emphasis in Chinese with the Chinese Flagship Program. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Storms blow through the state

                    Oxford heard sirens yesterday as a tornado warning was issued for the county. Pleasant weather is expected to follow the cold front that confronted the state. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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