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Community reacts to bond issue

Low attendance was the outcome of Monday’s Oxford School Board meeting. Those who did attend were able to hear details from board members and offer input on the districts $30 million bond proposal. (July 20, 2010, Page 10A)

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    Tollison considered for U.S. Attorney post

    U.S. Rep. Travis Childers says he is asking President Barack Obama to nominate Oxford’s own Sen. Gray Tollison for the U.S. Attorney position in the Northern District. Tollison, 45, who works at the Tollison Law Firm in Oxford, currently serves as the attorney for the Layfayette County School Board and has served in the state Senate for 15 years. (July 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Voters to decide $30M bond issue

      Be ready to cast your vote on Oct. 26 as the Oxford School District is ready to move forward with a $30 millon bond issue. The bond would enable the district to build a new high school and make renovations to other schools within the district. (July 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Crucial meeting set on bond issue

        You can help decide Monday whether the Oxford School District moves forward with a possible $30 million bond referendum to build a new high school and make other capital improvements. The Oxford School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday at Oxford High School to gather input from the community about the bond issue before it votes to place the referendum before the voters. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Teens urged to stay in school

          Students participating in a two-day college visit to the University of Mississippi learned the importance of earning a high school diploma. Local leaders spoke to the group of students which was held in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, Tupelo and Oxford. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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            Oxford busy building new softball field

            Softball athletes will have their own turf this year as the newly constructed softball field behind Oxford High School will near completion this winter. Louis Lamb, the district employee serving as the general contractor, said that the field “is going to be nice. They’ve never had that before.” (July 13, 2010, Page 1B)

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              Missing more days has more serious consequences

              School is serious business to the Oxford School Board. Beginning this year, the district is taking measures to ensure students and parents make attendance a priority. (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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                Oxford School District releases bus schedule

                The Oxford School District has released its bus schedule for the coming school year. The schedule includes the number of the bus and the streets and roads the bus travels. (July 13, 2010, Page 2B)

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                  Education Briefs

                  • William Anderson selected for leader conference
                  • D’Marius Tyshun Deberry selected for engineering camp
                  • Parents are invited to review the special education budget for Oxford School District
                  • Lafayette School District to host bullying meeting
                  • GED testing is available at NWCC

                   (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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                    Local dropout, grad rates better than most

                    The Oxford and Lafayette County school district dropout rates are better than most in Mississippi. After a slight decline in the past few years both school districts want to see graduation rates improve. Keeping dropout numbers in mind, both districts are making plans to lower dropout rates among students by keeping them engaged in school studies and activites. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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