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Stamp out hunger

Oxford letter carriers will join U.S. Postal letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities all over the country during its 18th annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive by collecting nonperishable and canned food goods that residents can place in a bag near the mailbox on Saturday morning. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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    Census takers take to the streets

    To ensure a complete and accurate 2010 Census, census takers have taken to the street in the community this week to visit with households who haven’t returned their census forms.
    Unfortunately, as finals at the University of Mississippi wrap up this week, many doorbells may go unanswered. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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      A mountain-bike rescue

      Wesley Phillips, a long snapper for the Ole Miss football team, was injured while riding his mountain bike down a hill and he remained stranded for five hours before help arrived. Members of the Oxford and University Police Departments were involved in the search and rescue. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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        Historic building’s fate uncertain

        A vote on whether to remove a historic building at 1006 Jefferson Ave. (which last served as the location for Andy’s Steakhouse) was delayed Monday after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission determined it needed more information. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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          Grief over Gulf

          The April 20 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back feelings of despair to many affected by Hurricane Katrina. It’s also brought together people to try to help with the cleanup and other parts of dealing with the oil spill, including a group of University of Mississippi students called Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus.

          For details on the drive to collect supplies to protect and clean up the coastline, contact sgc.olemiss@gmail.com or call 1-866-448-5816. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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            I Hope They Starve

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on those who don’t like much about our state, our region or our country, but don’t mind living here. He suggests they live elsewhere and see how well they fare. (May 4, 2010, Page 4)

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              City schools crack down on attendance

              A new compulsory school attendance policy that follows state law will bring some significant changes to parents and students who miss more than 12 days in a school year. One of the options – Saturday school. (May 4, 2010, Page 6)

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                OUS to offer transitional first grade

                Oxford University School will be the first in the community to offer a transitional first-grade class for the 2010-2011 school year. The transition year, popular in many places, is for students whose birthdays fall near the school registration deadline and who may not have the emotional maturity to transition into a full-scale first-grade program. (May 4, 2010, Page 7)

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                  Men convicted of rape appealing verdict

                  The three men charged with having sex with a 4-year-old girl are asking the Mississippi District 4 Court of Appeals to overturn the verdict that sent them all to jail for the rest of their lives. (May 4, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Tutor family home hit, but no one injured

                    It lasted less than five minutes, but it felt like an eternity to the Tutor family as their home was being ripped away by a tornado early Sunday morning.

                    The tornado moved their home about five feet off its foundation and ripped away the 100-year-old oak trees, but everyone was safe. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A-10A)

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