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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Brad Mayo

Letters to the Editor

Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Hunter Pace writes to disagree with a move by some state legislators to drug test Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) recipients, saying it’s not a bill lawmakers should be bragging about. (February 5, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Anne Steel writes to say that one of the keys to improving education in Mississippi is to fully fund the Mississiappi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

Local legislators return to Jackson

Education, corrections budget and systems expected to be hot topics during the upcoming Legislative session which starts on Tuesday in Jackson. (January 6, 2014, Page 1)

Lawmakers: Education-driven session a success

Local Representatives and Senator Gray Tollison spoke to the community during a Lunch with Legislators meting on Monday about the education-driven session. (May 14, 2013, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Justin Cluck writes to urge citizens to become involved by looking into charter schools and proposed legislation and to let your representatives in Jackson know how you feel. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

City-run farmers’ market doesn’t sprout

After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)

Education briefs

  • NWCC art instructor’s work on display
  • School Blues
  •  Medieval activities at Regents
  • MBS names NWCC college of year
  • Local schools to host blood drives
  • UM prof appointed asst spokesperson for LIGO collaboration
  • LMS to host parents program
  • Shields named to dean’s list
  • BES names citizens of month
  • Burwell named to dean’s list
  • State given mediocre grade
  • Hoffner, Stocks named to dean’s list
  • OES names shining star students
  • Cancer named to dean’s list
  • LES kindergarten registration
  • Warrington and Adams named to honor roll
  • Hanson earns honors in art
  • Mayo wins funds for school
  • NWCC offers GED classes

 (February 7, 2012, Page 6)

State lawmakers: Jobs top priority

As they head down to Jackson next week, Lafayette County representatives expect to deal with issues concerning the budget, the state retirement system and redistricting. (December 28, 2011, Page 8)

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)

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