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Oxford School Board gets advice on bond issue

Bond issue survey results are in…. During a special Oxford school board meeting hired consultant Dan C. Davis explained the results of 301 surveys that were taken and said he believed that voters would be in favor of the bond. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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    Martin excited about position

    Phillip Martin will have large shoes to fill as he takes the job as Lafayette High School band director. Former directors Beverly and Kevin Cole retired this spring from their joint position at the school. (July 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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      Students, parents need to be aware of new rules

      While there are no major changes to the handbook at Lafayette High School this year, some changes are happening that parents and students should be aware of before planning their fall clothing shopping trip. (July 6, 2010, Page 1b)

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        Program to help parents learn more about bullying

        Many students are targets of after school bullying in cyberspace. Parents can attend a a meeting to help teens combat this growing trend at Lafayette Middle School auditorium. (July 6, 2010, Page 2B)

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          City schools OK budget

          The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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            University High School 2010 grand reunion

            This weekend is the seventh grand reunion for the Oxford kids who attended University High School. This includes the classes from 1930 to 1967 who attended high school in the building built in 1929 on University Avenue just before you reach the Hilgard Cut on the University of Mississippi campus. (June 25, 2010, Page 2B)

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              Oxford mourns loss of community leader

              From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
              Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Education briefs

                • Laney Mays to attend Governor’s School
                • Dexter Lee wins Crouther Scholarship
                • Felicity Flesher wins scholarships
                • Six FFA members compete in state competition
                • Free math workshops to be offerd at NWCC
                • Bullying meeting in August
                • Tailgate fundraiser set for Boys and Girls Club
                • Locals make MSU honor rolls
                • NWCC scholarships announced
                • OHS honor roll

                 (June 22, 2010, Page 5, 12)

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                  OHS among top 6 percent in nation

                  Oxford High School was again rated one of the top schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. The school ranked higher this year, moving up from 1,300 to 1,112.

                   (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    No tax hike needed to fund Oxford School District budget

                    Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)

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