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State testing begins Thursday

School counselors shared ways parents can help their children prepare for state testing now through May. (February 29, 2012, Page 3)

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    Going to any birthday parties today?

    Leap years roll around every four years. And the odds of being born on Leap Year Day? How about 1 in 1461? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the history behind Feb. 29 and recalls the first time he heard of someone with that rare birthday. (February 29, 2012, Page 4)

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      Van Buren to be closed for 3 months

      The city plans to shut down Van Buren Avenue in sections during the summer months to lay down new sewer pipes, fix some water lines and place electrical lines under ground along 11th Street. Business owners are concerned. (February 28, 2012, Page 1)

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        Highlands project enters 7th phase

        Highlands Development will enter into its seventh phase after gaining approval from Laf. Co. Planning Commission on Monday. (February 28, 2012, Page 2)

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          School leaders debate charter schools bill

          Sen. Gray Tollison discusses the Senate legislation on charter bills and the House begins steps to move forward with a different bill while local educators express concerns over both. (February 28, 2012, Page 1)

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            Education Briefs

            • Local students compete in mock trial
            • DDE Citizens of the month
            • Smith named to ICC Hall of Fame
            • Hughes wins regional reading fair
            • Bullard named to dean’s list at BU
            • Delta Gamma alumnae invited
            • OMS students tour Lamar House
            • UM honor roll
            • OSD calendar for 2012-2013 approved

             (February 28, 2012, Page 6, 7)

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              The Clock Will Soon Be Still

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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                Legend of Lafayette County’s lost Indian gold

                Former Oxonian J.W. “Jay” Mitchell writes a guest column about a longtime local legend – gold that Indians received for their land was buried in Lafayette County – he heard at a recent class reunion. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Big Event still looking for community projects

                  Organizers of this year’s UM Big Event are seeking more projects from those who live in Oxford and Lafayette County. More than 2,000 students are signed up to help mow lawns, paint fences, pull weeds, pick up trash and any other project that’s up for grabs come March 31. For more information, visit (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Ward 6 runoff set Tuesday

                    The race for the Ward 6 seat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen will be decided Tuesday and candidates Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison say they are thankful for the experience and the support shown to them by their fellow neighbors. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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