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Terri Wright and Gail Stratton of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford write about keeping our school children safe from discrimination and bigotry. (March 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Festivals, carnivals, conferences everywhere

    Members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community know all about hosting weekend and week-long events that attract visitors. Those types of events are not just limited to the immediate area, and Editor Don Whitten gives a list of examples – including the German Sausage Festival, the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo and the World Grits Festival – of others going on in surrounding states. (March 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Education Briefs

      In education briefs today:
      • Anne Hemphill named teacher of the year in Batesville.
      • Casey Kidd of Pontotoc named to Berklee College dean’s list
      • State testing set at Oxford High School
      • Lafayette Middle School students earn top honors
      • OHS Class of 1990 plans reunion
      • Students compete for Oxford Middle School Idol

       (March 23, 2010, Page 5)

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        Titanic sinking in 1912 brings two families closer in 2010

        Two friends took a fateful trip together 98 years ago. Together they boarded a cruise ship named the Titanic. Fast forward to Oxford Elementary School in 2010 and two friends Sam Barnard and Luke Lilly in the INSIGHTS program discover their relatives were the linking pair that went down with the unsinkable ship. (March 23, 2010, Page 5)

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          Don’t Be So Judgmental!

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at government, politics and politicians through the eyes of a judge. The judge’s criticism off all going on in the country might make you wonder a bit. (March 23, 2010, Page 4)

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            Insurance agent says guilty plea coerced

            Ken Nowlin, the former insurance agent of record for Lafayette County, has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court in Oxford claiming his attorney forced him to plead guilty in an insurance scam case from 2007. (March 23, 2010, Page 1)

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              District 5 planning commissioner steps down

              Lafayette County Planning Commissioner Johnny Clemmons’ desire to spend more time with family and work has led him to step down as the District 5 representative. (March 23, 2010, Page 2)

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                India Night set for Saturday

                One of the local community’s most popular annual cultural events is slated for this weekend. The India Association of Oxford and Ole Miss will present “India Night 2010 – Umang (the Joy)” Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 at the University of Mississippi Union or Ford Center Box Office or at the door.

                 (March 23, 2010, Page 1)

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                  H1N1 swine flu still lurking

                  The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported the death of a Lafayette County child. It was the first death associated with the seasonal flu in Lafayette County since the flu season began in August. (March 22, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Lots happens during Spring Break vacation

                    Taking off a week for Spring Break isn’t anything new in an education-oriented community. Neither is having lots to catch up on when you return, as Editor Don Whitten found out after spending a week out of town. He discusses things that went on during the previous week, including deaths, weather, sports and local business. (March 22, 2010, Page 4)

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