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Monday, April 21, 2014

Adam Pugh

State gives OSD ‘A’ rating

Overall, area schools have shown improvement in state test achievements and academic growth according to the 2013 accountability ratings released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education.
There were 18 A-rated districts in the 2012-2013 school year with the Oxford School District being one of them. (September 13, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

Oxford under ice storm warning

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Lafayette County until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The possible severe winter weather has forced most schools in the area to close as well as canceling or changing events and public meetings. A quarter to a half inch of ice accumulation is expected. Check the EAGLE website and Facebook page for updates on closings and other weather-related information. (January 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Wonder if these letters to Santa were written?

Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)

What would you do with lottery winnings?

Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

LHS, OHS earn A rankings

Whether they attend high school in Lafayette County or the city of Oxford, the students can’t lose — both schools received an A grade this year from the new ranking system released today by the Mississippi Department of Education. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

LHS principal to retire

Rodney Flower will retire as principal of Lafayette High School at the end of June. Applications are now being accepted for the position. (May 27, 2011, Page 2a)

Pugh officially hired as county school head

Adam Pugh hasn’t begun as assistant superintendent yet for the Lafayette School District but he’s been hired as Superintendent. His contract was approved on Monday to begin Jan. 1, 2012. (April 6, 2011, Page 2)

Pugh to head county schools

Adam Pugh to replace Mike Foster for the Superintendent position at Lafayette County schools. A final approval will occur in March. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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