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11 local students named National Merit semifinalists

Eleven local students, with nine of them from Oxford High School, were among the 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program this year. (September 21, 2010, Page 5)

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    OHS named star school

    Oxford High School was named a star school in the latest accountability rankings from the Mississippi Department of Education. Overall the local school districts fared about average on the state’s accountability rating system. Lafayette and Water Valley School Districts were listed as academic watch. (September 10, 2010, Page 1A)

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      County schools keep growing

      The number of students attending Lafayette County schools continues to grow, Superintendent Mike Foster said.

      Foster reported the early enrollment numbers Tuesday to the members of the Lafayette County School Board. The report notes the district has 65 more students this year compared to last school year. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)

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        City narrows sites for proposed high school

        The new high school location is down to two possible spaces from the original five that the Oxford School District originally considered. While the two sites were not made public at Tuesday’s Rotary Club, the district is moving closer in negotiations to picking the right spot. The school will be able to purchase the site if the new bond referendum passes on Oct. 26 with at least 60 percent of the vote. Voters will choose whether the district can have a $30 million dollar bond. (September 8, 2010, Page 3)

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          Education briefs

          • Tyler Jackson named All-American scholar
          • Jun Ying named to dean’s list
          • Bramlett names August Citizens of the Month
          • Bell Hooks set as guest lecturer
          • ICC sets training for health IT workforce
          • Zell Long named head of Boys and Girls Clubs for North Mississippi
          • GED testing set at NWCC

           (September 7, 2010, Page 5)

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            UM launches new counseling out-reach service

            The new “Let’s Talk” program at Ole Miss began this semester to allow students to drop in without signing up to be able to talk to a counselor. The program allows counselors to be available at a variety of locations throughout campus Monday-Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. (September 7, 2010, Page 5)

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              Funding boosts UM research

              Federal dollars will begin to improve drugs and fight cyber crime. Thanks to research being conducted at the University of Mississippi’s Center for Pharmaceutical Processing and the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at Ole Miss. The operators of both programs can thank the federal government for much needed funding. With grants cutting-edge equipment will help with drug delivery systems and Internet crime training. (September 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Tech Board changes ahead?

                Lafayette and Oxford School Boards will soon approve or deny a proposal to give more power to the Lafayette County Schools Superintendent for the School of Applied Technology. The Lafayette Schools already have financial control over the jointly-run school. (September 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Committee formed to get word out about OSD bond issue, vote

                  A bond committee will be focusing on leadership, parents and community, local businesses, and employees and youth as it gathers input from the public and educates everyone involved in a drive to gain passage of a $30 million bond issue for the Oxford School District.

                  The bond committee formed by the district is being co-chaired by Robyn Tannehill and Helen Phillips, who are in charge of the four main committees working with the community between now and the Oct. 26 vote. (August 27, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Lafayette bus driver clarifies story

                    After running a story about a child left on a bus at Lafayette Elementary School, the bus driver came forward with her side of the story – hoping to clarify that the school system had immediately notified the family. (August 26, 2010, Page 1)

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