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Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and volunteers who have helped the Pantry the past couple of months and to remind the public that the annual Girl Scout Pantry Day collections will be this Saturday. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)

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    Officials welcome Baptist decision

    While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.

    Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Reminder: Calling 911 is for emergency use only

      Lafayette County 911 dispatch Supervisor Becky Barnett reminds parents to make sure batteries are taken out of old cell phones given to children to play with and that 911 isn’t the place to call for directions. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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        County upset with MDOT, MOU

        During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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          OSD going for gold in green?

          The Oxford School District approved moving forward with LEED certification but now must decide between the silver or gold certification. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Education briefs

            • LUES honor roll
            • FFA plant sale set Saturday
            • Gossett named to LMS honor roll
            • Paolillo honored for Delta State yearbook
            • UM band gets new uniforms
            • OES announces March’s shining stars
            • Lafayette Academic Scholarship Banquet set Saturday
            • BES names Citizens of the month
            • McCormick named to MC Mortar Board
            • Harris named to dean’s list
            • OMS Teacher Talent showcase tonight
            • Oxford bands earn top scores
            • Whitaker places in art competition
            • ICC’s Phi Theta Kappa inducts students
            • OHS 76 class reunion planned
            • GED testing set at NWCC

             (April 5, 2011, Page 1b, 2b)

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              Sex ed classes required in 2012

              Gov. Haley Barbour recently signed into effect HB 999 which requires schools to teach abstinence or abstinence plus programs at all districts. Oxford and Lafayette will soon be preparing what program they will teach. (April 5, 2011, Page 1B)

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                Maverick

                Maverick. To many, they’re unorthodox, non-conformist and independent-minded. To others, they swim upstream as they seek new truths and disprove old ones. Local columnist Jimmy Reed, a self-proclaimed maverick, tells the story of one of the all-time mavericks, Albert Einstein. (April 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Lamar House officially opens

                  The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Hospital to be built inside city limits

                    Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced today that the new $300 million hospital they want to build will be located within the current city limits and that they will not be using the property purchased by their affiliate Black Bear Land Co. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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