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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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        City OKs Foster to head tech school

        During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

        The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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          Tech Board changes ahead?

          Lafayette and Oxford School Boards will soon approve or deny a proposal to give more power to the Lafayette County Schools Superintendent for the School of Applied Technology. The Lafayette Schools already have financial control over the jointly-run school. (September 1, 2010, Page 1)

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            Test results show progress

            Local schools, Lafayette County, Oxford and Water Valley school districts are well above the state percentage of passing scores in most testing areas. But all three districts along with all other districts in the state continue to struggle with reading scores. Statewide results were released today. Oxford Superintendent said that “There is always room for improvement.” (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Oxford School Board gets advice on bond issue

              Bond issue survey results are in…. During a special Oxford school board meeting hired consultant Dan C. Davis explained the results of 301 surveys that were taken and said he believed that voters would be in favor of the bond. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                Atkinson named Lafayette’s Parent of the Year

                Running a photography business and raising four sons would be enough for most people, but for Lafayette School District Parent of the Year Brandall Atkinson, doing more to help her children’s school experience is just part of being a parent. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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