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Man sentenced to 9 years for burning bar

Wayne Allen Stoker, 45, of Oxford was sentenced Monday by District Judge Neal B. Biggers to serve 108 months — or nine years — following his guilty plea in 2010 where he admitted to knowingly and maliciously damaging and destroying The Dam Bar by means of fire. He will be placed on three years of supervised release after his sentence in completed. Biggers also ordered Stoker to pay $211,000 in restitution. In court, Stoker admitted his motivation was racial hatred. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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    World War II veteran flies high

    World War II veteran and Azalea Gardens resident Hugh Newton took to the skies Tuesday in a 1943 Boeing Stearman, owned by Bill and Darryl Fisher of Salem, Ore. who are touring the country and giving free rides to veterans. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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      Planning Commission OKs Katrina-cottage subdivision

      The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved Monday the preliminary and final plat for a small rental unit subdivision that will feature “Katrina cottages.” (March 29, 2011, Page 2)

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        Judge moves hearing date for younger Scruggs

        A U.S. District Court judge has moved the hearing date for Zach Scruggs to attempt to vacate his conviction for his role in a judicial bribery scheme to May 23. (March 29, 2011, Page 2)

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          Sight Savers brings world into focus

          About 15 children from all over north Mississippi attended the Sight Savers America clinic this past Friday. A handful of them went home with a closed circuit television while the others took home other various visions aids, including telescopes, handheld magnifiers and Braille equipment. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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            Domestic violence director responds to complaints

            Talaunja Eskridge, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Project, said she is working to ensure Oxford’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence remains open after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order Monday against the shelter for continuing to solicit donations. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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              Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

              The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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                A smoke alarm for every home

                The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Rear Admiral visits local veterans

                  Rear Admiral Arthur J. Johnson, commander of the Naval Safety Center, visits at the State Veterans Home Wednesday in Oxford as part of Mississippi’s Navy Week. (March 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    Oxford’s art community bands together

                    Oxford’s art community came together last weekend for the first Oxford Art Crawl. The free, monthly event allows participants to travel around to several galleries via the Double Decker bus. See today’s Oxford Living for the story. (March 25, 2011, Page 1B)

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