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City OKs land purchase for new high school

The Oxford School Board approved the contract to purchase 75 acres of land for $3,481,000 near the Oxford Commons on Thursday. The city will purchase 65 acres and pay for the road development with the owners to donate an additional 10 acres. The closing date for the purchase is Wednesday. (January 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Parents: Details needed on block schedule

    Several parents expressed their concerns Tuesday with Lafayette High School officials considering implementing a four-by-four block schedule next school year.

    Lafayette County School Board officials were present at the meeting held at the Lafayette Middle School to hear the parents’ reactions and questions about the new class scheduling system.

     (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

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      Make-up days set for snow days

      Both Lafayette and Oxford School District have adjusted the calendar to make up for snow days this winter.

      Oxford will now meet on April 25 and May 20 as well as a half day on May 23.

      Lafayette will now meet on Feb. 21, May 23 and a 60 percent day on May 24. (January 18, 2011, Page 7)

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        OHS to stage ‘Antigone’

        The Oxford High School Theatre will present “Antigone” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the OHS auditorium for $5 at the door. (January 11, 2011, Page 2)

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          Education briefs

          • OHS Concert Choir performs at Disney
          • Smith, Weeks obtain scholarships
          • SAT offers welding class
          • BES Citizens Announced
          • Delta Sigma Theta makes donation
          • Walking Wednesdays Continue

           (January 11, 2011, Page 5)

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            Regents names Dickens as headmaster

            Regents of Oxford recently named Britt Dickens as the new headmaster for the school. Dickens has over 25 years in educational leadership and additional 10 in teaching K-12. (January 11, 2011, Page 5)

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              Is snow headed our way?

              City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..

              Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Education briefs

                • December’s shining stars for Oxford Elementary announced
                • VFW and Ladies Auxiliary to host youth winners
                • NWCC spring registration wraps this week
                • UM Museum brings visual art and composition together

                 (January 4, 2011, Page 5)

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                  Typing – the right keys for education

                  Helping students learn proper typing skills is an important part of today’s curriculum in local elementary and middle schools. (January 4, 2011, Page 5)

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                    LHS win gets ringing endorsement

                    With over $11,000 raised of the $20,000 needed to buy the Lafayette High School All-State champs their winning rings, Lafayette School District Athletic Director Jeff Nelson said he is thankful for how the entire community has come together to help celebrate these students. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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