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Clinic offers fresh start

Those wishing to get a fresh start and leave a past mistake in the past can learn how its done Saturday during a free Expungement Clinic at the University of Mississippi. (February 23, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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    Cold weather contributes to wrecks

    Icy roads contributed to about seven wrecks in a two-hour period Friday and more wintry weather is expected today. (February 23, 2015, Page 1)

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      Ed funding vote shows lawmakers’ feelings

      Editor Tim Phillips writes that while it wasn’t a big surprise, it was disappointing to see the Mississippi House of Representatives vote for education funding more than $205 million under what would have been fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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        Meeting to explain more about Literacy-Based Promotion Act

        You may have read or heard lots about the Literacy-Based Promotion Act which requires students to be reading on a third-grade level before being promoted to the fourth grade. If you still have questions, however, there’s an excellent chance to learn more — including tips to help our youngsters improve their reading — as the Mississippi Department of Education will hold a regional meeting Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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          New report changes what’s good — or not so bad — for you

          Coffee with your EAGLE this morning? That’s OK. Some eggs with your breakfast? No problem. A sugary soda to cap it all off? Nope, that’s not the thing to do. New food and nutrition guidelines are out that change some of the things that we’re supposed to eat. In the end, moderation still remains the key — although black coffee is certainly higher up on the approved list than before. (February 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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            We hope you enjoy today’s Profile 2015

            Today’s Oxford EAGLE includes a special treat for readers and advertisers — a closer look at our Lafayette-Oxford-University community, its character and some of the “characters” that make this such a special place. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Profile 2015, today’s special section that includes feature stories and pictures for figures around the city, county and campus. (February 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Wood carver creates poster

              UM graduate Frank Estrada was selected to create this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival poster which was revealed this morning. (February 20, 2015, Page 1A, 8A)

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                Double Decker music, art revealed

                A press conference was held this morning at The Powerhouse for the annual Double Decker Arts Festival where the music lineup and Double Decker poster, by artist Frank Estrada, were revealed. Trampled by Turtles will be be the headline act on Saturday night during the festival. (February 20, 2015, Page 1A, 8A)

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                  Stellar music lineup set for Double Decker

                  The good folks at Visit Oxford have done it again, putting together a stellar lineup of musicians and bands for the annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the lineup, which features a lot of performers he’s sure will please those on hand. (February 20, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Let’s do what is right for Americans

                    Legal moves are going back and forth on the issue of deferring the deportation of immigrants, and it’s clear much of the action involves partisan politics. We encourage our leaders to take politics out of the mix and do what is right for Americans. (February 20, 2015, Page 4A)

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