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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Local projects squashed by Senate

When a $1.27 trillion funding bill was killed earlier this month by Republicans trying to rein in spending, Oxford lost $2.8 million it was expecting to get to renovate its aging historic City Hall. Some local transit projects and University of Mississippi initiatives also saw their funding cut as a result of this effort to bring federal spending under control. (December 28, 2010, Page 1)

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    Land owner said he will make things right

    Land owner Braxton Comer said he wants to do what’s right and will take responsibility to clean up land he owns off Old Highway 7 that the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says is an illegal dump. The materials found on the property come from five homes that were torn down. Samples from where the homes were removed are being tested by MDEQ to check for possible asbestos contamination.

    Comer is meeing with MDEQ officials on Wednesday. (December 28, 2010, Page 1)

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      Former restaurant owner pleads guilty to aggravated assault

      A former restaurant owner accused of drugging a customer and sexually battering her has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and will spend the next five years on probation.

      Leaton David Scott Moore, 30, was the owner of Blind Pig Tavern when a University of Mississippi female student claimed Moore drugged her drink and took her home so he could have sex with her. He was arrested on Nov. 14, 2008, and indicted by the grand jury in February 2009 and charged with sexual battery. (December 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Another interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District sworn in

        The second interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District was sworn into office Wednesday to temporarily fill the job that was left open when former U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee retired last year.

        Chief Judge Michael P. Mills, on behalf of the judges for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced the appointment of John Marshall Alexander as Interim U.S. Attorney, effective Dec. 28. Mills swore Alexander into office on Wednesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (December 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Home needed for autistic orphaned teens

          Oxford School District’s behaviorist analyst Denise Collier has been caring for two autistic teenage boys since their mother died in November. She’s hoping someone will step up to take at least the higher functioning boy into their home and become his foster parents before they are turned back over to the state on Jan. 4. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Community responds to DHS Christmas plea

            In an effort to make Christmas special for their small clients, the staff at the Lafayette County branch of the Mississippi Department of Human Services asked the community to help them play Santa’s helpers to about 100 area children. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Decorating during the holidays a tradition for local woman

              Santa will definitely make an appearance at the Adams’ home in Abbeville this year. In fact, about 100 Santa’s are already displayed in their living room. See Katherine Adams winter wonderland in today’s Oxford Living on page 1. (December 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Flu returns to state

                Experts are expecting — and hoping — for a much quieter and healthy flu season in 2011 after the H1N1 swine flu hit pandemic proportions earlier this year.

                According to the Mississippi Department of Health, there has been 21 lab confirmed cases of the flu in Mississippi since November, however, there’s been no confirmed cases in Lafayette County as of this morning.

                This season, the CDC is anticipating three strains of influenza: the H1N1 swine virus; influenza A H3N2 virus and the influenza B virus. (December 22, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Two arrested for Bump in Da Trunk burglary

                  Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two men they say are responsible for stealing almost $15,000 worth of car audio and video equipment from the local business, Bump in Da Trunk.

                  Charged with burglary are Blaine Everette Burrell, 18, of Oxford and Kyle McGrath Rogers, 23, who has been living between Oxford and Water Valley in recent months.

                   (December 22, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Building slows in county

                    In a troubling sign of how sluggish the building market is in the community, the Lafayette County Planning Commission hasn’t met since September. The commission canceled its meetings in October and November due to a lack of cases to review. December’s meeting, set for Dec. 28, has no new  subdivision plans on the agenda.

                    However, residential building is slightly up in the city of Oxford. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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