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Lafayette County School District

Lafayette Drama Department performs first full-length play

The Lafayette Drama Department put on its first 90-minute play Thursday, complete with British accents and all-around good fun. (February 8, 2015, Page 1C)

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    County schools to get access road

    The Lafayette County School District approved an agreement with county supervisors to work together to construct an access road on school property. The road will line up with an adjacent road that the county is building to offset traffic issues on Highway 334. (November 6, 2014, Page 1)

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      Local schools retain rankings

      The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Benefit for Janice Parker set Saturday

        Long-time Lafayette County School District employee Janice Parker was recently diagnosed the pancreatic cancer. Community and church members are holding a benefit for her Saturday at The Fishing Hole. (July 25, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Education Briefs

          • Davis named to dean’s list
          • Della Davidson Elementary Book Fair VIP Day
          • Local students named to honor rolls
          • Freeland named to dean’s list
          • Watt named to dean’s list
          • Jones named to honor roll
          • NWCC to host ‘Author Rodeo Roundup’
          • LHS FFA fundraiser set
          • FFA hosting fundraiser
          • Dahl graduates from Harding University

           (February 11, 2014, Page 6)

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            LCSD set to vote on budget

            Lafayette County School District held a public hearing on their budget and one person attended. They will now vote on their budget on Monday at 5:30 p.m. (August 6, 2013, Page 1)

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              County schools get more students

              Enrollment is at record levels for the 2011-12 school year in the Lafayette County School District, according to Superintendent Mike Foster. (September 2, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Is snow headed our way?

                City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..

                Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Foster to retire next year

                  After serving the Lafayette County School District as its superintendent since 2002, Mike Foster will retire at the end of his term on Dec. 31, 2011.

                  Foster made the announcement Tuesday at the county school board meeting. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Lafayette County students in the spirit of giving

                    Lafayette County School District adopted the Operation Christmas Child program this year with elementary schools students raising money for the program and Lafayette High School students collecting items for the shoeboxes. To donate, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511. (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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