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Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Public charter schools give parents choice

    Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves writes a guest column talking about charter schools and what they can offer to students, families and school districts in the state. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Oxford plans celebration for 175th anniversary

      Oxford turns 175 years old this year and will be celebrating with a three-month-long birthday party that will begin with the Double Decker Arts Festival and end after the Fourth of July. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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        Poster artist aimed for bold, colorful

        Laurel artist Sean Starwars was selected to design this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival poster. (February 17, 2012, Page 12A)

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          Double Decker lineup revealed


          Award winning Gospel and rhythm and blues artist Mavis Staples will be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Friday night’s ticketed event will feature Charlie Mars, Deer Tick and Iron and Wine. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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            Double Decker lineup announced

            Caterpillar Main Stage
            Friday, April 27
            7 p.m.: Charlie Mars
            8:30 p.m.: Deer Tick
            10 p.m.: Iron and Wine

            (more…) (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Multi-purpose building deserves close look

              What do counties surrounding Lafayette have that we don’t? How about a multi-purpose building or center? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a proposal that Earl Babb is taking to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors next week that makes the possibility of such a facility look like a win-win situation for the L-O-U community. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Scouting lessons learned in a variety of ways

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about lessons learned in scouting – from this weekend’s event at the Oxford Conference Center to a look back at an eventful trip to Shiloh years ago – and how they would help better the world if more people followed them. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Movie crews set to arrive next week

                  Movie crews for the film, “Admissions” are expected to start arriving next week, according to Mary-Katherine Herrington, tourism director for the Oxford Convention and Vistors Bureau. (February 16, 2012, Page 5)

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                    Democrats to select executive committee members Saturday

                    Lafayette County Democrats get a chance to vie for their spot on the Mississippi Democratic Part Executive Committee Saturday and become involved in this year’s presidential election. (February 16, 2012, Page 2)

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