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Integration leader dies at 79

The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Faustus’ Fate

    EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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      MathCounts Team competes

      The Oxford Middle School Mathcounts team competed recently in the regional competition held at the University of Mississippi. They participated as a team and as individuals. The team won first place for the northeast region against teams from Tupelo, Corinth and Nettleton. The team will travel to Hinds Community College in Pearl on March 27 to compete in the state competition. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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        Lafayette High JROTC competes

        After advancing through two phases of competition, Lafayette High School’s AFJROTC academic team composed of Tyler Sparks, Arnissa Tyson, Victoria Miller, Janet Giron’Legarda, Reese Mardis and Alexandria Bowman will compete in the final championship round of The College Options Foundation’s 2010 Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl in Washington at Bolling Air Force Base, April 23-26. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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          Regents science fair results

          The winners of the Regents School of Oxford science fair will advance to the District Science Fair at Ole Miss on March 23 for the Upper School and March 24 for the Lower School. Winners of the District Science Fair will advance to the State Science Fair which will be held March 29 and 30 at Mississippi State University. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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            New Republican group formed

            A new group formed by local Republicans holds its first meeting  Thursday with guest speaker Henry Ross, a candidate for the first congressional district. The meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Courtroom 1 of the Lafayette County Chancery Building is open to the public and anyone interested in joining the new Lafayette County Republican Group.

             (March 16, 2010, Page 3A)

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              Miss-I-Sippin to raise art funds

              Make plans to attend Miss-I-Sippin’ on March 25. This fundraiser will feature a variety of beer and food and raises money for  the Powerhouse Community Arts Center and its community programs, summer camps and art grants as well as the University of Mississippi Hospitality Management Program and scholarships.

               (March 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Former ICS employee wins suit

                A former teacher, Mary Luster-Johnson, won her case against HeadStart and was awarded $750,000 by a local jury Friday. Luster-Johnson claimed she was fired for complaining about the director’s misuse of funds. Luster-Johnson, formerly second-in-command of the Oxford center, sued the Institute of Community Services Inc. of Holly Springs, which operates the HeadStart schools in Oxford and Holly Springs.

                 (March 15, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Firearms dealer opens in Oxford

                  Attorney Nathan Yow has recently opened Mississippi Auto Arms in the High Cotton building just off the Square. He’s specializing in tactical accessories, magazines, semi-automatic pistols, rifles, shotguns, suppressers and National Firearms Act items. (March 15, 2010, Page 6)

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                    Help find a cure for MS

                    The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is set to hold a three-mile walk in Oxford on March 27. For details on the event, see today’s story or visit the community calendar(March 15, 2010, Page 1)

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