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  • Peter Joseph Dunbar graduated from Princeton University.
  • Philip Malatesta joined the National Honor Society at Arkansas State University
  • Whitney Leigh Woodington and others graduated from University of Alabama
  • GED classes are set at Northwest Community College
  • Mary Randall Ivy has been selected to attend the Trent Lott Institute
  • Lafayette Upper Elementary announced honor roll for fourth nine weeks.
  • Oxford School District Consolidated Federal Programs application available to view in the district office.
  • 40th reunion of the Oxford High School Charger football program set for July 17
  • Henry Self graduated from McCallie School.
  • Tailgate for Boys and Girls set for July 31

 (June 8, 2010, Page 5)

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    County schools seek federal funds

    With fewer federal funds available for schools this year, officials with the Lafayette County School District are searching for whatever is available. The school board approved a request from administration officials to apply for $321,831 in Title 1 funds and $118,568 in Title 2 funds. (June 8, 2010, Page 3)

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      County briefs

      See what business was attended to during Monday’s Lafayette County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. (June 8, 2010, Page 2)

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        Local PD flexes its muscles

        The Oxford Police Department has some of the strongest and most fit officers in Mississippi — and they have the awards to prove it.
        OPD joined 46 fellow law enforcement officers from Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia for the first Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge at Olive Branch High School. All four local officers taking part at the challenge took home awards. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)

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          City orders business’ lights removed

          Lights placed outside Downtown Dezigns on the Square will soon be coming down, after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission denied the company’s lighting request. The owner originally installed them without obtaining correct permissions. Owner Na-Ann Watts said she was simply trying to add antique character and charm to her business. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)

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            Clockmaker gets more time

            Lafayette County supervisors are giving Lloyd Larish, master clockmaker, a few more days to finish the work he started on the Lafayette County Courthouse before searching for someone else to complete the job. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)

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              We Shall Reap

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he received lately about a company CEO testing those who would be vying to run the company after he left. They were to raise plants from a seed he gave them and, as in life, they eventually “reaped what they sowed.” (June 8, 2010, Page 4)

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                Another positive sign?

                One traditional sign the economy is rebounding is when builders see more business. More building means an increase in the demand for more wood materials for this construction. The employees at Roseburg Forest Products in Oxford are tickled to be taking more orders for their products. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Poor doesn’t equal failure

                  Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them. Working on a three-year research project that will result in a documentary, Weber intends to focus on the connection between poverty and failure in education which more often than not is due to self-fulfilling prophecy. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Grisham hits home run with latest book

                    To borrow a prhase from one of bestselling author John Grisham’s favorite sports, he has hit a home run with his latest book, “Theodore Boone – Kid Lawyer.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the first in what appears to be a series aimed at a new audience for Grisham – readers in the 8 to 14 age group. (June 7, 2010, Page 4A)

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