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March madness – even with three more teams

Increasing the field for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships from 65 to 68 teams made the job of picking the teams much easier for the selection committee, right? Not so, says chairman Gene Smith. Editor Don Whitten, whoenjoyed a bit of “bracketology” during his years covering sports, agrees as he takes a look at the possibilities with the larger field. (February 21, 2011, Page 4)

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    Public’s input sought for Green Week

    The third annual Green Week, a collaboration between the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi, will focus on going local this year. Green Week is set for April 16-21 and the organizers are looking for your input. (February 18, 2011, Page 3A)

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      Registration opens for Rebel Man

      The Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon is taking early registration for the popular race to be held March 27. The triathlon is hosted by the University of Mississippi Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management Department. (February 18, 2011, Page 3A)

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        OHS claims 9 Merit finalists

        Having one National Merit finalists is reason enough for any high school to be proud. Oxford High School frequently has one or more, and last year it boasted having seven. (February 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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          TRIAD offers free services for elderly in the community

          RSVP/TRIAD offer several free services to senior citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County that are aimed at keeping them safe and sound. Many of the features were highlighted during a recent community meeting held by TRIAD. (February 18, 2011, Page 2A)

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            More land sold off Highway 6

            Further investigation into the sale of large sections of land located off Highway 6 West, near the Cumberland subdivision, revealed a total of 107 acres were sold and transferred — not once, but twice in one day.

            Speculation and rumors have suggested the land is being bought by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to be used as the spot for its new proposed $300 million regional referral center. (February 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Fundraising 101: Have an irresistible product

              There’s no doubt about one thing the Girl Scouts have learned to do better than their Boy Scout counterparts – pick items to sell for fundraising projects. News Editor Jon Scott has seen both sides, from his days selling flares as a Boy Scout to his current father role in selling Girl Scout cookies, and said there’s no doubt which one does the best. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Consider options for performing national anthem

                It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Bigger events eye convention center

                  Oxford Conference Center was quiet in December but with the new hotel moving in next door, some bigger events are beginning to book. (February 17, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Rumors fly on new hospital location

                    Rumors have begun to circulate that Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has purchased land off Highway 6 West, located southwest of Wellsgate. (February 17, 2011, Page 1)

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