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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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                  Education briefs

                  • Nolan Webb is the recipient of the 2010 Lafayette County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship.
                  • Kathryn Howorth graduated from Tulane University.
                  • Luke McCullough receive forestry scholarship.
                  • Families sought for exchange students
                  • GED testing offered at NWCC
                  • 40th OHS Charger football reunion set
                  • OHS 1084 reunion set for this weekend
                  • Local students make NWCC honor lists
                  • NWCC votes for tuition increase
                  • LMS announces honor rolls
                  • Blake Chandler, Abigail Chandler, Bradley Shields and Hayden Young named to dean’s list at Harding University.
                  • Chelsea N. Peters named to Rhodes honor roll.
                  • Katherine Lewis graduated from New York University.

                   (June 15, 2010, Page 5)

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                    First Lady writes OHS Class of 2010

                    First Lady Michelle Obama wished the Oxford High School Class of 2010 well in a letter addressed to recent graduate Cathy Chen after Chen launched an effort to invite the president and Mrs. Obama to the school to speak to the graduating class. (June 15, 2010, Page 5)

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