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Counting college students complicated

Oxford and other college towns have a vested interest in making sure students fill out their census forms by April 1.
The number of students living in a county helps determine the number of seats in Congress a state might have, how many federal dollars can be funneled to a state and its communities, and how much student loan money is doled out.
But, as Oxford and University of Mississippi officials are well aware, obtaining an accurate student head count is no easy task.

 (March 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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    New DUI testing vehicles to help catch impaired drivers

    Impaired drivers on state highways could soon come face-to-face with a BAT mobile, but instead of a black cape and bat ears, it will be troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be fighting crime and bringing drunk drivers to justice. (March 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      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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