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Sunday, December 21, 2014

school safety

With school traffic, think safety first

It’s the time of the year when our most valuable resources — our children — are heading to and from school daily. Editor Don Whitten offers best practices for students, parents and drivers in dealing with the increased traffic of students. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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    OSD installs new security system

    Oxford School District has a new security system for visitors into the buildings this year. (August 13, 2013, Page 5)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Preston Ray Garrett writes about gun control and government involvement, urging a move that would place armed officers in every school in America. (May 15, 2013, Page 4)

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        Local districts increase security

        After the school shooting in Newtown,Conn.,  local school districts along with many others in the state, have evaluated security issues and are taking steps to increase safety in the schools. (March 1, 2013, Page 1A)

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          OSD considers more security

          Oxford School Board met on Monday and discussed their annual review of their security plan as well as adding police, rather than security guards back to their elementary schools. (December 18, 2012, Page 1)

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            Local schools review safety

            Local school districts reevaluate safety plans in wake of Friday’s shootings in Conn. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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              Dropping off, picking up students a big challenge

              Do you pick up or drop of children at area schools? If so, Editor Don Whitten warns that it doesn’t get any better as the students get older as he tells stories about early-morning and mid-afternoon trips through the line. (April 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Dealing with storms very nerve-racking

                People throughout Lafayette County and surrounding areas spent a hectic 24 hours or so dealing with storms, tornadoes and the threat of them, and will now begin dealing with the aftermath and helping those who suffered major damage. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at Tuesday night and Wednesday, and hopes for a long spell without any more days like them. (April 28, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Danielle Grose writes to commend the faculty, staff and students at Lafayette Elementary School for their Tornado Action Plan and how they carried it out Wednesday, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to talk about the wonderful Aluminum Show that capped an excellent season of programming at the Ford Center. (April 28, 2011, Page 4)

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