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BMX track waits for grass

Before Oxford’s new BMX bike track can be used, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, which helped fund the project, requires that the entire track be covered in permanent grass to prevent erosion. A BMX track special contractor would then come in to build five jumps to make the track suitable for tournaments and BMX-sanctioned events. (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

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    County makes paving roads top priority

    Over 90 miles of road remain unpaved in the county so the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are stepping up the blacktop work. (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

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      Let’s take a look at an Arkansas charter school

      Only time will tell which, if any, legislation we get about charter schools in Mississippi. While lawmakers are debating the subject, Editor Don Whitten passes along some of the information he’s gathered about the KIPP Delta Schools, a charter school program in Helena/West Helena, Ark. (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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        Star search: End of days or just another Dec. 21?

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at Dec. 21, 2012, the date some predict the world as we know it will come to an end. Are we, locally, prepared for anything anywhere close to a major catastrophe, much less the end of the world? (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Patti C. Harris writes to say that socialism is unsustainable and we need to throw it off while we still can, while Resa Randle writes to thank the Good Samaritan in the community who gave her assistance. (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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            Bailey new Ward 6 alderman

            Jason Bailey won the Ward 6 alderman election by 27 votes. Bailey was 13 votes a head when polls closed Tuesday night, however 25 affidavit votes were counted this morning by the Oxford Election Commission. Bailey was declared the winner over fellow candidate Katie Morrison at 10:45 this morning. (February 29, 2012, Page 1)

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              Morning fire claims home of former Oxford representative

              An early morning fire destroyed the 30-year-old home of former Oxford representative Noal Akins Tuesday. (February 29, 2012, Page 2)

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                Leap Day Birthdays

                For leapsters, celebrating your birthday on the actual day is a rare treat. (February 29, 2012, Page 1)

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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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