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Post Haste: Find out where to get Girl Scout Cookies in Athens; Dougan House is having serious pipe problems

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Monday, Feb. 15, 2016:

Ready your wallet: Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner.

You could get your hands on a box of Thin Mints or Do-si-dos in Athens as early as Feb. 29, according to a Girl Scouts web page. A booth is registered to operate near the County courthouse from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 29th.

But don’t be surprised if your out-of-state friend asks you to pick up a box of cookies you’ve never heard of.

Last year the L.A. Times uncovered the little-known fact that Girl Scout Cookies are made by two different companies, which means if you’re from eastern Kentucky, for example, you’ve probably had your fair share of Caramel deLites — but if you’re from Ohio, you’d call the same cookie a Samoa.

I guess sometimes truth is stranger than confection.

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Look for a little rain-snow mix today. High of 38 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)


  • Tomorrow is the last day you can register to vote in the primary election. (The Post)

  • An OU student is helping the less fortunate obtain feminine hygiene products. (The Post)

  • Pipes broke and flooded part of Dougan House. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times

Men’s basketball won at Buffalo during the weekend and the women’s team won against Toledo.

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Looks like “PharmaBro” Martin Shkreli might have been scammed out of $15 million. (Business Insider)

Three cases of mumps have been confirmed at Butler University in Indiana. (IndyStar)

For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

Athens Bar Specials

Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.

The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints.

Tony’s: $2.25 well drinks and free peanuts.

Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.

Courtside Pizza: $5 Bud Lite pitchers from 4-9 p.m.


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