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City schools work to improve rankings

The Oxford School District is looking to improve math teaching after unable to meet growth at the Oxford Middle School for a subset of students. The district did receive STAR status for Oxford High School and high performing for Della Davidson and Oxford Middle School. (October 26, 2011, Page 1, 2a)

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    We all need to help improve Congress

    Congress, according to national polls, isn’t doing a very good job at all these days. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the problem and how we, as citizens, can help improve production from our lawmakers in Washington. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Lateea Williams, Keyshawn Ivy and Ashanti Smith write to thank all of those in the community that were involved with getting the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology a new flag to fly on its campus and for coming to be a part of the flag raising ceremony Tuesday. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Cool temps bring risks

        Severe weather, tornadoes and an increase in house fires can be possible during the fall and winter months in Lafayette County. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

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          Planning Commission OKs Oxmoor setbacks

          The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a variance request Monday from the Oxmoor Homeowners Association to allow several homes to deviate from the county’s subdivision regulation requirements. (October 25, 2011, Page 2)

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            OSD hears options of sex ed program

            Whether to choose abstinence only or abstinence plus education for the students of the Oxford School District will soon be a decision for the Oxford Board of Trustees who heard from supporters of both programs on Monday night. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

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              City school’s search for super continues

              The Oxford School District is set to take applications this November and December for the superintendent position. (October 25, 2011, Page 2)

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                Education briefs

                • OMS releases honor roll
                • Beth Ann Fennelly named UM Humanities Teacher of the Year
                • Two LHS drama students earn awards
                • Artist visits OUS
                • Teacher Corps makes a difference for North Panola
                • Parade of Beauties set Wednesday

                 (October 25, 2011, Page 6, 7)

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                  No Match For Corn

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches British literature, found out recently that many of  his students are much more attuned to corny humor than the writings of William Shakespeare. (October 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Is Oxford a safe biking community?

                    Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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