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Friday, August 22, 2014


Education Briefs

  • Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school
  • Head Start registration scheduled for next week
  • NWCC fall registration just around the corner
  • Open house dates set for LCSD
  • Flesher, Mattern earn degrees
  • O’Neill graduates from Auburn
  • GED test preparation course offered

 (August 5, 2014, Page 5)

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    Meter-free zone on Square?

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to tabled a request for the city to put parking meters on county property around the courthouse Monday. The property line is debatable as to whether the parking spots are in fact county or city spaces. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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      Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

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        City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

        The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

        Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

        “With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

        City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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          Crowds come out for carnival

          The Water Valley Watermelon Carnival was a success this past weekend. Many came to enjoy the good tunes, fireworks and more in the good weather. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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            An inside look at confusing economy numbers

            More jobs and higher unemployment rates? How’s that. Editor Don Whitten gets a little help explaining some of the numbers in the Department of Labor report released last week. (August 4, 2014, Page 4)

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              Where’s Waldo? Right here

              Off square books hosted the Where’s Waldo finale party Thursday as they wrapped up a month long of searching for 26 Waldo’s placed around businesses on the square. The grand prize winner was Ameila Parker. (August 1, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Plenty to see, do this weekend around LOU community

                The art world will be on full display in the LOU community and surrounding area with several events planned for this weekend. (July 31, 2014, Page 1)

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                  It’s citrullus lanatus time again in WV

                  The 45th annual Watermelon Carnival begins tonight and carries on into Saturday afternoon. The small town will be packed full of various activities for everyone to enjoy. (July 31, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Getting prepared for the start of school

                    Some educators suggest that parents and students begin practicing for the start of school to that the school year begins on a positive note. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options to consider with those first school days not far away. (July 31, 2014, Page 4)

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