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Drop-out rates increase statewide

The Oxford School District continues to have one of the lowest rates but did increase since last year while Lafayette School District improved its rates by over 2 percent. The state crept up by .2 to 17 percent. (May 10, 2011, Page 8)

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    Education briefs

    • OSD registration begins Monday
    • Boatright retires from NWCC
    • LMS sets test schedule
    • OHS theater department earns nominations
    • LHS ROTC wins award
    • BES names April citizens of the month
    • Oxford students honored with National Merit scholarships
    • Conner earns scholarship
    • Jones wins ORAU award
    • Horton retirement reception tonight
    • Cotillion sets parent’s reception, registration
    • Reunions planned
    • Kayla Gala set May 26-28
    • LES Spring Carnival photos
    • Dayan receives UM’s highest academic award
    • UM Moot Court Team wins national competition

     (May 10, 2011, Page 8)

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      You Are A Diamond

      Sometimes teachers inspire students; sometimes, it’s the other way around. That’s the case for local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed, who writes about the heroic deeds of one of his students that he calls “a diamond.” (May 10, 2011, Page 4)

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        Disaster Recovery Center opens

        For Lafayette County residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed when a tornado tore through the southeastern part of the county April 27, a Disaster Recovery Center has opened at Anchor Baptist Church on Highway 7 South to offer information and help. (May 9, 2011, Page 6A)

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          Mental health changes made, more needed

          When Bilethon Autry shot and killed his brother, Charles Ray Hodges, in September 2009 during a three-hour standoff with police while his father hid in the attic of the family’s Grand Oaks home in Oxford, he not only ended a life, but he changed the course of his life forever. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Parents’ stress can affect kids

            When the economy bottomed out in late 2008, therapists saw more adults suffering from depression and anxiety due to the stress of increasing bills, lost income and trying to support families.
            However, the children in those homes also can feel the effects of their parents’ anxiety. (May 9, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Liles, city of Oxford take home awards

              Amberlyn Liles and the city of Oxford were honored at this year’s Keep Mississippi Beautiful awards. (May 9, 2011, Page 6A)

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                Stasny’s life recalled

                The community remembered the legacy of Oxford School District Superintendent Kim Stasny, 55, on Friday at a special service at the Oxford-University Methodist Church. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Sunday alcohol sales a success

                  Between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday most businesses that chose to open saw steady customers, especially around the Square. There was little police incident to report and businesses said they saw a modest profit. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Trying to figure out our local gasoline prices

                    While there’s a report that gasoline prices could start dropping, they have been doing just the opposite for quite a while now and are nearing the $4 a gallon mark. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the longstanding concern among local citizens about prices being higher in Oxford and Lafayette County than in towns and counties less than an hour away. (May 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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