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Lafayette County

Head Start lawsuit heads to trial

A lawsuit against the governing organization of the local Head Start program is set for trial next month.
Mary Luster-Johnson and her attorneys, Waide and Associates of Tupelo, filed the suit in the Lafayette County Circuit Court in 2008, claiming she was fired for complaining to the Institute of Community Services of Holly Springs — which operated the Head Start program in Oxford — that the director of the Oxford program, Linda McAdory, was misusing funds. (February 26, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Boy Scouts grow with the times

    For the last 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have changed with the times but have remained true to their basic fundamental values. Boy Scouts still work to earn merit badges in more than 120 areas including first-aid, camping and astronomy, as they have done since their conception 100 years ago. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

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      House passes $300 million transportation bond

      A $300 million bill that passed the Mississippi House Tuesday may help to move along widening Highway 7 South. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

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        Keeping safe in storms

        Gov. Haley Barbour declared the work week of Feb. 22-26 as Severe Weather Awareness Week last week. In conjunction, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado warning on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. (February 23, 2010, Page 1)

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          Baptist continues talks with local officials with move in mind

          Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is continuing its talks with local government officials in hopes of buying its way out of a lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County to build a new $200 million regional hospital in Oxford. (February 23, 2010, Page 2)

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            Groups aim to address homeless problem in Oxford

            About 60 people from a range of agencies and interests attended a meeting held Sunday by the Oxford Homeless Task Force to address the growing homeless population in Oxford. Now they’re going to be working in committees aimed at six issues: awareness, fundraising, statistics, shelter needs, immediate response and governmental relations. (February 22, 2010, Page 1)

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              Family raises money for information on murder

              Willie Frank Bowie’s family has raised additional funds to add to the CrimeStoppers reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of his killer. According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills, there is now a $2,000 reward being offered. (February 22, 2010, Page 1)

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                Volunteer Fire Departments

                PHOTO SLIDESHOW — Portraits of Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Departments; a cover photo series for The LafaShopper News. (January 29, 2010)

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                  County gets grant to clean up illegal dumps

                  The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Lafayette County a solid waste assistance grant of $18,108 that will be used by the county for funding assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer and for cleanup of unauthorized dumps. (January 20, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Abbeville works toward restoration

                    About 40 local volunteers gathered Monday at the old Gordon School in Abbeville to clean up the building in preparation for it to be restored. The community would like to see the building host events, exhibits on local history, programs for youth and even professional office space. (January 19, 2010, Page 1)

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