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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lafayette County School District

LHS gets new head man

Dr. Glenn Kitchens, the current principal at Water Valley High School, will take over the same position at Lafayette High School in the 2015-16 school year. Current LHS principal Patrick Robinson will move into the central office as the district’s Secondary Curriculum 6-12 and Federal Programs Coordinator. (May 6, 2015, Page 1A)

University valuable part of LOU community

Sometimes we in the LOU community take for granted how much the U means to the L and O. A visit by a university professor and some of his students to a couple of classes at Oxford Elementary School last week show how much the two can benefit from one another. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

Outgoing school board members deserve our thanks

“Our View” looks at the difficult challenge facing anyone who serves on a school board, and thanks outgoing board members Mike McPhail of Lafayette and Denny Tosh of Oxford for their service. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

Being primarily human is all that matters

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, filling out a school form for her bi-racial granddaughter, became increasingly annoyed at one question that stumped her – the primary race of the child. Schnugg takes a look at the issue and wonders when race won’t be an issue and that we’re all members of the human race. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)

County OKs $61 million budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a $61 million budget Wednesday for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year budget, while maintaining the second lowest county tax rate in the state. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

Opting in – What you are choosing

Beginning this fall, parents of seventh- and 10th-graders in school systems around the state will have to decide if they want their children to take part in a 10-day sex education course – either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the local options and expresses concerns about what’s ahead. (June 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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