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Feedback sought on NCLB waiver

The Mississippi Department of Education held two meetings in Oxford Monday, seeking input from stakeholders — teachers, principals and parents — on the department’s efforts in seeking a waiver that would allow its schools to deviate away from the No Child Left Behind Act. (December 6, 2011, Page 2)

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    Better bids sought for silver

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and Oxford Board of Aldermen turned down all but one bid Monday on 42 bars of silver that were discovered this past summer in a safety deposit box. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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      Farmers’ market idea on hold

      City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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        Wife of New Albany football coach shot

        NEW ALBANY (AP) — Police say the wife of New Albany High School’s football coach has been killed in a shooting at their home that also wounded the coach. (more…) (December 6, 2011, Page 7)

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          Sleeping Giant

          Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

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            Lafayette offers prescription savings to all citizens of county

            Lafayette County has launched a new program to help county residents deal with the high cost of medical prescriptions.
            Through a partnership with the National Association of Counties, the free prescription discount card program provides area residents with a card that will save them an average of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medications. (December 5, 2011, Page 6A)

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              OSD to host parent training program

              Oxford School District parents will have two opportunities to meet Patricia Austin, the new special education director, on Tuesday during the first of a six-part parent training program. (December 5, 2011, Page 3A)

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                Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

                There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Should political parties be dissolved?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Archie announces Freeze as next head coach

                    BLOG: Archie Manning has confirmed Hugh Freeze is Ole Miss’ next head football coach. (more…) (December 5, 2011)

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