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Friday, March 27, 2015

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Watch out for workers, other drivers in work zones

It’s Work Zone Awareness Week and we urge everyone to watch out for workers who are, basically, in their office, when you drive by. We also encourage drivers to watch out for one another since most work zone accidents involve two or more vehicles and not actually workers. (March 23, 2015, Page 4)

Drive safely, be smart during holiday travel

Lots of vehicles will be on the road, beginning today and running through Sunday evening. We encourage everyone to follow common-sense guidelines and drive defensively so that we all can enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. (November 26, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Judy Robbins writes to urge people to pay attention to Amber Alerts, while George T. Beck writes to say the new double roundabout on Old Taylor Road is causing confusion and needs some changes. (September 3, 2014, Page 4)

Going, going, gone

Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

911, 411, 811 not the only quick dial numbers

Most of us have dialed 4-1-1 on our phones to get someone’s number. We’ve been taught to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. And we’ve heard about how you should “call 8-1-1 before you dig.” Did you know, though, that there are other quick dial numbers. Editor Don Whitten shares what he’s learned about 211, 311, 511 and others. (May 23, 2011, Page 4)

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