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Scruggs presses case to regain law license

A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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    Moran stepping down as Water Valley superintendent

    BLOG: Deborah Moran will be stepping down as Water Valley’s superintendent effective June 30. (more…) (March 9, 2011)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Dr. J. Keith Mansel writes to express his concern about the location of the new Baptist hospital on Highway 6 West and the premature signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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        Onomatopoeia

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed found a way to jumpstart his literature class when teaching them about onomatopoeia — words that create a clearer meaning by suggesting certain sounds, or that can be used for rhetorical effect. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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          County voices concerns over hospital

          At their regular meeting Monday, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors say they’re concerned about the hospital possibly building its new $300-million regional referral medical center west of Oxford off Highway 6. However the county attorney warned them to not get involved in any promoting any particular place to put the new facility. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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            Too far away for comfort?

            Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.

            But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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              ICM could get county help

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed several topics at their regular meeting on Monday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building that included getting help for Interfaith Compassion Ministry through legislation; receiving a bus stretcher conversion kits to help transport several people at one time during a catastrophic event, and an update on the Winchester Centerfire plant. (March 8, 2011, Page 5)

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                Lafayette works to improve test scores

                With state testing on the horizon, Lafayette School District is working hard to improve test scores now that they are under academic watch. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Clay named OSD administrator of the year

                  Jeff Clay, Oxford Elementary Principal, was recently honored as the administrator of the year for the Oxford School District. (March 8, 2011, Page 6)

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                    Education briefs

                    • DDE honor roll
                    • OUS Fundraising Auction set Mar. 26
                    • Locals named to UM honor roll
                    • Ravine becomes training center
                    • Conner named to president’s list
                    • Freeman named to dean’s list
                    • FFA to host career event
                    • Coleman named teacher of the year
                    • UM professor named to federal committee
                    • Law school wins moot court
                    • Ortiz receives international recognition
                    • Locals honored at Rust college
                    • White to attend Governor’s School
                    • Cotelo named Barksdale award winner
                    • OSD orchestra concert tonight
                    • OES names February’s Shining Stars
                    • BES Spring Book Fair this week
                    • Pittman elected class favorite
                    • Snow days scheduled
                    • Regents helps pack meals
                    • College Board honors Webber-Colbert

                     (March 8, 2011, Page 6)

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