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Road project remains in limbo

A proposed Highway 6-Jackson Avenue interchange under discussion for at least 12 years continues to remain stalled due to complications from ongoing development in the area, Mississippi Department of Transportation officials say.

MDOT had a conference call with the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Thursday to discuss the project. (May 7, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

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    Nurses reflect on careers

    Local members of the Mississippi Nurses Association took a moment Wednesday reflect on their careers as part of the annual celebration of National Nurse’s Week. (May 6, 2010, Page 1)

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      Using words as weapons

      Bullycide is an ongoing problem in middle and high schools today. Hear one local girl’s story of how she overcame the bullying and what local districts are doing to help prevent suicide and bullying. (May 6, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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        Don’t feed the deer

        The first reading of a deer management ordinance was held Tuesday at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting. The measure is a result of months of debate over how to regulate a growing deer population within the city limits. The ordinance proposes to ban deer feeding in the city limits by first providing a warning, then a $50 fine, and finally a $100 fine for subsequent violations. (May 5, 2010, Page 1-6)

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          Stamp out hunger

          Oxford letter carriers will join U.S. Postal letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities all over the country during its 18th annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive by collecting nonperishable and canned food goods that residents can place in a bag near the mailbox on Saturday morning. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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            Census takers take to the streets

            To ensure a complete and accurate 2010 Census, census takers have taken to the street in the community this week to visit with households who haven’t returned their census forms.
            Unfortunately, as finals at the University of Mississippi wrap up this week, many doorbells may go unanswered. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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              A mountain-bike rescue

              Wesley Phillips, a long snapper for the Ole Miss football team, was injured while riding his mountain bike down a hill and he remained stranded for five hours before help arrived. Members of the Oxford and University Police Departments were involved in the search and rescue. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                Historic building’s fate uncertain

                A vote on whether to remove a historic building at 1006 Jefferson Ave. (which last served as the location for Andy’s Steakhouse) was delayed Monday after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission determined it needed more information. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Grief over Gulf

                  The April 20 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back feelings of despair to many affected by Hurricane Katrina. It’s also brought together people to try to help with the cleanup and other parts of dealing with the oil spill, including a group of University of Mississippi students called Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus.

                  For details on the drive to collect supplies to protect and clean up the coastline, contact sgc.olemiss@gmail.com or call 1-866-448-5816. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Twister leaves death, destruction

                    The tornado that left one Abbeville woman dead and two homes destroyed was an EF 2 tornado, which means it was fast and powerful, according to the National Weather Service. The twister produced winds of up to 130 mph.
                    Two tornadoes were spawned by a supercell thunderstorm; the other hit Ashland where it killed three people. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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