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New OHS brings excitement, traffic

OHS students were excited to attend their first day at their new $ 30 million facility. However, the first day also brought a few traffic delays. (January 8, 2014, Page 1)

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    Golf carts belong on the golf course

    Editor Don Whitten takes a look into legal and illegal use of golf carts as modes of transportation in light of Wednesday’s tragic accident involving one in Wellsgate. (May 3, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Don Mutchler writes to remind people that dedicated bicycle lanes are for traffic, not parking, garbage, et cetera, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the local churches, scouts, stores and farms that helped the Pantry during August. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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        August – dog days or day of excitement?

        After what seemed like a long July, August is here. And what does this month mean to you: heat, school, football? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what’s head in the days and weeks to come. (August 1, 2012, Page 4)

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          Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

          Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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            Yes, that was me honking at you

            Local columnist T.J. Ray has made use of the horn on his vehicle recently, and he writes today about the transgressions that forced – or required – him to do that. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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              Considering alternatives to defensive driving

              Been in a near fender-bender recently? Know someone who has? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at those near-misses and wonders if bumper cars might help some of the poor drivers pay a little more attention to others. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Traffic concerns mount with return of students

                Did you get caught in that massive traffic jam on Jackson Avenue last Friday? What about today? How’s it coming dodging folks who are paying as much, or more, attention to their cell phones than the road? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the last couple of weeks as the community adjusts to the addition of thousands of students and cars. (August 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Laws – and questions about them

                  If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a noise? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes that line of questioning and debtate in the world of traffic and laws and wonders about things like school warning lights flashing on the weekend and the lengths of parking spaces. (February 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Bikes, cars compete on roads

                    Despite a new law requiring a three foot buffer zone for bicycles, not all drivers are heeding the rules. But then, not all bicyclists are following the rules either. More awareness is needed of basic bicycle-car rules on the road, one local suggests. (September 7, 2010, Page 1)

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