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Lafayette High School

Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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    ‘Dores open region play with win

    SPORTS BLOG: The Lafayette Commodores opened region play with a convincing 42-0 win over the Lewisburg Patriots Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium.

    (more…) (September 30, 2011)

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      LHS rolls over Shannon

      SPORTS BLOG: SHANNON — The Lafayette Commodores showed why they are the top team in Mississippi once again Friday night with a 56-14 win over Shannon.

      LHS QB Jeremy Liggins showed why he is one of the top college recruits in the state as well, this time though, it was with one of the nation’s top college coaches in LSU’s Les Miles roaming the sidelines. (more…) (September 16, 2011)

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        LHS principal to retire

        Rodney Flower will retire as principal of Lafayette High School at the end of June. Applications are now being accepted for the position. (May 27, 2011, Page 2a)

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          Local high schools graduate hundreds

          Lafayette and Oxford High Schools held their graduation ceremonies last weekend with both having student speakers that noted a serious theme: the fragile nature of life and the importance of making the most of the brief time they have. (May 23, 2011, Page 1,)

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            Taking a closer look at MHSAA numbers

            The Mississippi High School Activities Association divides up member schools for interscholastic competition according to enrollment and the MHSAA has released the news classes for 2011-13 on its website. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the numbers and how they relate to athletics and competition among the schools. (December 1, 2010, Page 4)

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              LHS drama students take top honors in theater festival

              Two Lafayette High School theater students earned first-place honors in two categories at the recent Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale. Rachel Whitehorn and Kana Carpenter took home the awards. (November 2, 2010, Page 6)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Sherry Wall writes to commend students at Lafayette High School for their actions in electing Amber Lawrence as their 2010 Homecoming queen, and to tell parents of LHS students they should be proud of their children. (October 7, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Bond denied for alleged panty pirate

                  The man charged with breaking into several homes and stealing women’s lingerie has been denied bond.

                  Joseph Paul Lillo, of the Law Hills community in Marshall County, was arrested Sunday and charged with 11 counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into homes in the LOU area since June.

                  (more…) (October 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Remembering the Lorenzen Wright I knew

                    Editor Don Whitten looks back over years of contact with former Lafayette High School, University of Memphis and NBA standout Lorenzen Wright after learning Wednesday that Wright’s body had been found outside Memphis. (July 29, 2010, Page 4)

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