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Pauper burial OK’d for woman

On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay the bill for  Natalie “Nicki” Coleman, who died Thursday, under the county’s pauper burial policy.

Coroner Rocky Kennedy asked the board to consider paying for the cremation since he was unable to find next of kin of Coleman who were able to pay.

(more…) (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

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    First nine weeks a modest success

    This is the second in an occasional series following the first year of the new Oxford High School principal, Mike Martin. Martin said while attendance is up and cell phone and bullying is down, he has a way to go in helping to improve classrooms. (November 2, 2010, Page 2)

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      LHS drama students take top honors in theater festival

      Two Lafayette High School theater students earned first-place honors in two categories at the recent Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale. Rachel Whitehorn and Kana Carpenter took home the awards. (November 2, 2010, Page 6)

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        Honor rolls and education briefs

        • Lafayette Upper Elementary School and Lafayette High School released their first nine weeks honor rolls.
        • Della Davidson to host book fair
        • OMS choir fall concert set Nov. 11
        • OUS to honor veterans
        • LHS AFJROTC to offer turkey sales
        • OHS to stage “She Stoops to Conquer”
        • Red Cross teaches third-graders to be prepared with Pillowcase project
        • Wilson joins Phi Theta Kappa
        • UM Museum explores Greek drama
        • Sorority donates to breast cancer
        • GED testing set at NWCC
        • Brown scholarship recipient announced

         (November 2, 2010, Page 6, 7)

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          Residents debate Oxford’s future

          How to build a sustainable Oxford is the topic of discussion underway now with the Sustainability Conference Monday through Wednesday. Issues and areas of concern were explored at the conference’s opening town hall meeting Monday evening at the Lyric Theater and members of the Sustainability Design Assessment Team oversaw the process. (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

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            Conroy returns for book signing

            Best-selling author Pat Conroy returns to Oxford on Wednesday to sign copies of his new book, “My Reading Life.” The signing will be at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. (November 2, 2010, Page 3)

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              Conroy’s latest work gives valuable insight

              It’s been said that you can get a quick fix on someone by seeing what he or she reads. Editor Don Whitten points out that’s not always easy to do, but is with one of the South’s favorite authors, Pat Conroy, whose latest book, “My Reading Life,” takes readers on a trip through his library and education to see how and why Conroy writes as he does. Conroy will be in town Wednesday to sign copies of the new book at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. (November 2, 2010, Page 4)

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                Keeping It Simple

                Championship basketball coach John Wooden’s book “Wooden on Leadership” reminds local columnist Jimmy Reed about how his father used to teach the same basic lesson for life – that taking care of the small things and keeping it simple help take care of the big things. (November 2, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Polls open at 7 a.m.

                  Midterm elections generally don’t bring high percentages of voters out to the polls.

                  “Typically in the past it’s been fairly low,” said Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Mary Alice Busby.

                  But this year, Busby expects the turnout to be higher.“We’re had a much large amount of absentee voters for this election,” she said.

                  All 18 voter precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The deadline to register to vote has passed and Busby said there are no last minute registrations.

                  There are 24,235 people registered to vote in Lafayette County. (November 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Jobless rate inches up

                    Lafayette County’s unemployment rate inched up from 7 percent in August to 7.1 percent in September. (November 1, 2010, Page 6A)

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