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Wildlife seminar focuses on preventing, controlling damage caused by animals

Managing and controlling wildlife damage was the focus of the address given by the keynote speakers at the 27th annual Lafayette County Wildlife Seminar on Thursday. (February 26, 2010, Page 3)

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    Head Start lawsuit heads to trial

    A lawsuit against the governing organization of the local Head Start program is set for trial next month.
    Mary Luster-Johnson and her attorneys, Waide and Associates of Tupelo, filed the suit in the Lafayette County Circuit Court in 2008, claiming she was fired for complaining to the Institute of Community Services of Holly Springs — which operated the Head Start program in Oxford — that the director of the Oxford program, Linda McAdory, was misusing funds. (February 26, 2010, Page 2A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jean M. Shaw of the Homeless Task Force thanks members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community for attending a meeting about the local homeless problem, while Oxford Lions Club treasurer John Mulkey asks the community to help the club raise funds for local members of the Mississippi Lions Club All-State Band who will be traveling to Australia this summer. (February 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Did some folks miss out on the pride gene?

        You’ve got to wonder sometimes if folks have any pride at all, especially those who throw out garbage while traveling on County Road 313 in Lafayette County. Don Whitten takes a closer look at the issue after hearing from a resident who picks up the trash that’s on the side of the road near his property. (February 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Dramatic ending?

          OXFORD GENERATIONS — The Lafayette School District may be facing budget cuts, but the drama program at Lafayette High School should be spared from the cutting block for the sake of students’ personal growth and development. LHS junior Lainey Mays makes the case based on her own experience in Drama Club. (February 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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            Double Decker: Prepare to party

            The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Along with headliners Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, music acts will include: the Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, Mayhem String Band, Those Darlin’s, Young Buffalo, Captain Midnight, Group Fantasma, Cornmeal, Wiley and the Checkmates, My Name is John Michael, A.A. Bondy, American Aquarium and Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men. For more details on music, food, art and other plans, visit the festival’s newly redesigned web site(February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Gifted program IQ standard rises

              Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Dance company: For students, by students

                A group of students at the University of Mississippi have formed a dance company which allows them to create, stage and market their own productions. Known as the Hinge Dance Company, the members of the group will be performing their latest production, “Opaque,” this weekend. (February 26, 2010, Page 6A)

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                  Hospital acquires new MRI unit

                  Patients who need an MRI but may be afraid of closed-in spaces will now be able to get the diagnosis they need in comfort, thanks to the purchase of the new Siemens Espree open-bore MRI at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s Oxford Diagnostic Center. (February 25, 2010, Page 12)

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                    FBI to hold citizens academy

                    The FBI will hold a Citizen’s Academy in May for education, business, labor, media, minority, government, religious and community leaders in Oxford who are interested in federal law enforcement issues and challenges. (February 25, 2010, Page 1)

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