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Commons zoning allows school and hospital

BREAKING NEWS — The Planning Commission on Monday night approved rezoning changes to the over 500 acre Oxford Commons to allow for a potential healthcare location and potential school zone. While developer Kenny Farrell said both Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi and Oxford School District were considering the locations, they were in no way confirmed but were one of several sites being considered for both major projects. (October 11, 2010)

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    School bond issues detailed

    A town hall meeting to discuss the upcoming Oxford School District Bond referendum will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Oxford High School Cafeteria. This will be the only town hall meeting set before the Oct. 26 vote for $30 million in bonds to renovate local schools and build a new high school. (October 11, 2010, Page 1, 5a)

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      Lafayette schools target test scores

      After being put on academic watch this year, Lafayette School District is overhauling teaching methods to get scores up for the next round of state testing that begins in March. At each school, new strategies are being implemented to improve test scores and to better track student progress. (October 5, 2010, Page 1, 2)

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        OHS Charger named finalist in competition

        The Charger, Oxford High School’s newspaper, was named one of 54 finalists in the Newspaper Pacemaker competition. The winner will be announced in Kansas City on Nov. 13. (October 5, 2010, Page 5)

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          Education briefs

          • Brittany Foster graduates from University of Cincinnati
          • LMS, UM to receive recycling bins
          • Student financial competition begins
          • Polk and Hamid named as semifinalists to National Achievement Scholarship Program
          • Former student returns to School of Applied Tech for talk
          • Ashley White wins award
          • UM Business moves to private sector

           (October 5, 2010, Page 5)

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            Students urged to get walking

            International Walk to School day will be celebrated at Oxford Schools on Wednesday. Students are urged to be dropped off at the walking locations between 7:15 and 7:30 .m. and special incentives will be given out. (October 1, 2010, Page 1, 8a)

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              Education briefs

              • Locals graduate from MSU
              • OES names Shining Stars
              • LHS students excel on AP exams
              • BES names citizens of the month
              • Walking Wednesdays return
              • Lafayette Springs school reunion set for Saturday
              • Concerts for Students set at UM
              • NWCC offers GED testing

               (September 28, 2010, Page 5)

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                LHS students lift voices to raise funds for choir program

                A choir concert will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the North Oxford Baptist Church to help raise funds for the Lafayette High School choir. (September 28, 2010, Page 5)

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                  City OKs Foster to head tech school

                  During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

                  The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                    OHS stages ‘Blood Brothers’

                    Oxford High School drama students will stage the challenging musical, “Blood Brothers,” as their first play of the 2010-11 school year. The show opens tonight at the OHS auditorium at 7:30 and again Friday and Saturday at the same times. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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