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Districts name top teachers

Della Davidson Elementary School teacher Patches Calhoun and Lafayette Elementary School techer Tanya Robertson are the top teachers this year for their districts. (January 26, 2012, Page 1)

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    Battling the high prices of books for children

    We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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      Recent wreck not a normal one

      What usually happens following a fender-bender? Trouble with insurance companies and body shops? Local columnist T.J. Ray tells the story of a recent wreck that went about as well as anyone could hope for – for a change. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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        List of investment firms narrows

        The Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee has narrowed down its search for an investment firm to handle Oxford’s recently acquired $30 million to a list of four companies that will be invited to Oxford on Feb. 17 to present their proposals in person and answer questions from committee members. (January 25, 2012, Page 2)

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          PSC, water boards at odds

          Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

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            Rotary scholarship sends Dunbar to Argentina

            After a year abroad, Peter Dunbar has returned to Oxford to share his experiences as a Rotary Ambassador (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

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              School attendance incentives change

              Years ago, the incentive to go to school was what you’d face if you stayed at home. Now, Editor Don Whitten points out, the incentives include meals, tickets and, yes, cold hard cash. (January 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                Bike lane work to begin this spring

                Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission and the city of Oxford Planning Department are making it a priority to announce to residents living along the roads slated to get new bike paths this year when and where the construction will begin in their neighborhood. Construction on the 12 miles of new bike lanes could start in March. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Mardi Gras Bash benefits young readers

                  The Lafayette County Literacy Council will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Bash this weekend at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford. New Orleans’ band Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters will be returning for this popular fund raiser that helps fund literary projects for area children. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. For more information, visit www.oxfordreads.org. (January 24, 2012, Page 3)

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                    AnComm sold to West Coast company

                    AnComm, an Oxford-based tech company, has been acquired by SchoolMessenger. Local founder Carter Myers will remain in Oxford and serve as vice president of Anonymous Communication Solutions. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

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