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Reminder: Calling 911 is for emergency use only

Lafayette County 911 dispatch Supervisor Becky Barnett reminds parents to make sure batteries are taken out of old cell phones given to children to play with and that 911 isn’t the place to call for directions. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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    County upset with MDOT, MOU

    During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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      OSD going for gold in green?

      The Oxford School District approved moving forward with LEED certification but now must decide between the silver or gold certification. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Education briefs

        • LUES honor roll
        • FFA plant sale set Saturday
        • Gossett named to LMS honor roll
        • Paolillo honored for Delta State yearbook
        • UM band gets new uniforms
        • OES announces March’s shining stars
        • Lafayette Academic Scholarship Banquet set Saturday
        • BES names Citizens of the month
        • McCormick named to MC Mortar Board
        • Harris named to dean’s list
        • OMS Teacher Talent showcase tonight
        • Oxford bands earn top scores
        • Whitaker places in art competition
        • ICC’s Phi Theta Kappa inducts students
        • OHS 76 class reunion planned
        • GED testing set at NWCC

         (April 5, 2011, Page 1b, 2b)

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          Sex ed classes required in 2012

          Gov. Haley Barbour recently signed into effect HB 999 which requires schools to teach abstinence or abstinence plus programs at all districts. Oxford and Lafayette will soon be preparing what program they will teach. (April 5, 2011, Page 1B)

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            Maverick. To many, they’re unorthodox, non-conformist and independent-minded. To others, they swim upstream as they seek new truths and disprove old ones. Local columnist Jimmy Reed, a self-proclaimed maverick, tells the story of one of the all-time mavericks, Albert Einstein. (April 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Lamar House officially opens

              The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Hospital to be built inside city limits

                Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced today that the new $300 million hospital they want to build will be located within the current city limits and that they will not be using the property purchased by their affiliate Black Bear Land Co. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  How good are you at remembering years?

                  What year did the Oklahoma City bombing take place? When did man first walk on the moon? When did O-U Stadium open? Here’s one more, one that some 30 percent of respondents in a recent survey couldn’t get: What year did the 9/11 terrorist attacks take place? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how we can remember lots of events just as if they were yesterday, but we can’t recall the year they took place. How’s your memory? (April 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Funds being raised to help relief effort in Japan

                    The Japan-American Society of Mississippi has been raising funds to help in Japan after the tragic earthquake and tsunami that has devastated the country. Within just a few short weeks, they have already delivered over $20,000 and have collected more since then. (April 1, 2011, Page 12A)

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