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Education briefs

  • Lafayette High School concert, women and madrigal choirs have been invited to the Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • Dongsik Kim will join the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Class of 2012.
  • Wesley Warren Estock and Joshua McCormick were listed on the president’s list at Mississippi College. Elizabeth McCormick was named to the dean’s list.
  • Mary Manning Booker graduated with her Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
  • McKenna Raney received scholarships to attend Hendrix College.
  • Felicity Flesher and Jillian Mattern win National Merit scholarships.
  • Several locals graduated from Itawamba Community College.
  • Sarah Kathryn Gates graduates from Louisiana State University with honors.
  • Head Start hosts a multi-cultural week.
  • A copy of the federal programs application for both Lafayette and Oxford are available for review in the district offices.
  • GED Testing is now being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College.

 (June 1, 2010, Page 6A)

Electric dept. seeks $20M budget

The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

OPD gets grant for communications equipment

Curious minds might want to know what Oxford police officers are up to, but thanks to a grant, new radios will soon prevent most police chatter from being heard on scanners. (June 1, 2010, Page 2A)

Yankees plunder Oxford

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant learned that his army could live off the land when he attempted his first capture in 1862 of the Gibraltar of the South in Vicksburg, after the Battle of Shiloh. This was significant for the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County. His troops would plunder the homes and farms around Oxford for not only food supplies but also for personal items. (May 28, 2010, Page 3B)

City: Rework interchange

After working for more than 12 years on a plan to construct a massive interchange to improve the dangerous West Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 intersection, city and state officials said Wednesday it’s time to start over.

At a special meeting held in Batesville, members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and representatives of the Mississippi Department of Transportation agreed to consider scaling down the project. (May 27, 2010, Page 1, 5)

Local builders busier

Building may not be booming, but it’s far from a bust. Permits for new construction in the city of Oxford have doubled since the first of the year, leading city officials to feel slightly more optimistic about the resurgence in the local economy. (May 26, 2010, Page 1a, 2a)

Keeping safe, healthy during the season

With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s almost impossible to avoid mosquitoes, lots of sunshine and barbecues over the next few months.
Taking a few extra steps can keep summer a safe and happy time for all residents. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

Oxford schools set budget hearing

Members of the Oxford School Board set a public hearing for June 14 at 5 p.m. for the public to discuss the district’s 2010-2011 budget. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

Police target seat belt scofflaws

The Oxford Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office are joining with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws during the 2010 Click It of Ticket campaign which begins Monday and runs through June 6. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

Deluge hits homes

Several homes were flooded after a thunderstorm Sunday evening brought 2 to 3 inches of rain to the Oxford area within an hour and more than 6 inches in a three-hour period. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)

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