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City achieves Class 4 fire rating

The city of Oxford has been awarded a Class 4 insurance rating by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. The rating bureau notified Oxford officials on Tuesday that Oxford went from a 5 rating down to a 4 rating, however, local insurance companies say the new classification probably won’t lower insurance premiums by much — if at all. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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    More than 80 students comprise the cast, crew of Seussical

    About 80 Oxford Middle School students helped to pull of the colorful adaptation of the Broadway hit, “Seussical,” a one-act, 90-minute show. The cast performed the show for area elementary school students Thursday and will be performing 6:30 tonight in the Kayla Mize auditorium at Oxford High School. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. (February 25, 2011, Page 1B)

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      New Oxford High School starting to take shape

      Oxford High School may soon have an approved site plan if the school board approves the initial design on Monday. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Pugh to head county schools

        Adam Pugh to replace Mike Foster for the Superintendent position at Lafayette County schools. A final approval will occur in March. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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          ‘Antigone’ returns as fundraiser

          To help raise funds and get some practice before the southeastern theatre conference, Oxford High School theatre will have a Sunday show of “Antigone.” Tickets are $10. (February 25, 2011, Page 3A)

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            Animals recognized, finally

            It appears Mississippi is catching up to the rest of the country when it comes to protecting our pets and punishing those who mistreat them. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at some of the bills dealing with the issue that are moving through the Legislature. (February 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Ken Sufka writes to say that it seems, once again, that Mississippi public school and college students will be short-changed by state leaders when it comes to funding education. (February 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Benefits end for some jobless

                While signs of the economy are starting to look a bit brighter, for several thousand Mississippians, employment still does not remain to be seen on the horizon. (February 24, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Vets home to start fund drive

                  A committee has been formed to help the State Veterans Home in Oxford raise $30,000 over the next year. Local fundraisers and projects will be held throughout the year to raise funds that will be used to upgrade medical equipment and make much-needed renovations to the 15-year-old home. (February 24, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Delivering pizza and practicing the Golden Rule

                    The story of a pizza delivery driver noticing that one of her elder customers hadn’t ordered anything for several days and helping save the Memphis woman’s life has gone from a regional TV story to a national and international story. Editor Don Whitten sees a hero and also the value of loyalty, commitment and following the Golden Rule. (February 24, 2011, Page 4)

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