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Car fire on the Square

Oxford firemen extinguished a car fire on the Square in front of City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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    County schools OK 2010-11 calendar

    As Mississippi House and Senate negotiators were agreeing on a plan to restore $82 million in cuts made to the current state budget, Lafayette County School Board members were voting on whether to accept next year’s school calendar, fearing budget cuts could force student and teacher furloughs. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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      School nurses step up

      As Medicaid makes more cuts and medical care becomes increasingly more expensive for families, school nurses are finding themselves being the primary-care provider for many of Lafayette County’s students. During the Lafayette County School Board meeting Tuesday, school nurse Celia Roberts said she and fellow nurses are also dealing with mental illness in students in numbers they never did in years past. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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        Community Help Day

        PHOTOS — Oxford High School sophomores took part in a Community Help Day at The Pantry last week. (March 2, 2010, Page 3)

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          Career day at LHS

          PHOTOS — Lafayette High School hosted a Career Day on Wednesday. (March 2, 2010, Page 7)

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            Fairy tale day

            PHOTOS — Willie Price Nursery School hosted a Fairy Tale Day on Friday. Teachers performed “Hansel and Gretel.” (March 2, 2010, Page 6)

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              Purple toilet stolen again

              For the second time in little more than a month, the Relay for Life purple toilet has been stolen. The toilet is part of a fundraising project for this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life. (March 2, 2010, Page 2)

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                Conference for the Book will go on

                The 17th annual Oxford Conference for the Book, set to begin on Thursday, was planned to be dedicated to Barry Hannah and to include several talks planned with the author. Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and organizer of the conference, said that the conference will go on as planned with some changes expected. The Saturday afternoon block of panels are dedicated to Hannah — as a teacher, as a writer, and on how to teach his works.

                 (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Remembering Barry: Hannah, 67, dies Monday

                  To the world he was an author but for many in Oxford he was something more: friend and teacher, a fisherman and a dad. Writer Barry Hannah died on Monday afternoon of natural causes, according to the Lafayette County coroner, at his home in Oxford. It was just weeks shy of his 68th birthday and days before his work and life were to be honored at the 17th annual Oxford Conference on the Book.

                  Brandon Niemeyer contributed to this report. (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Can sprucing up the Industrial Park bring jobs?

                    A conceptual plan was developed for the Lafayette County Industrial Park that shows some suggestions for landscaping and general cleaning of the area, as well as suggestions on how much land to clear off and how to break up the 100 acres currently available into smaller parcels in an effort to attract more industry to the area. (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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