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Alyssa Schnugg

Finding solutions for obesity, mental health problems

The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is trying to come up with ways to battle obesity through education and providing needy families with healthy food. Read the third story in the series how the United Way hopes to transition Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Charges dropped against Oxford man

    Charges against a man who allegedly molested a minor under the age of 15 more than 20 years ago have been dismissed.

    See all of July’s court term results in today’s EAGLE. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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      Homes of convicted child molesters burn this morning

      With the former occupants in prison, two homes that were left empty burned down early this morning on County Road 250.
      Firefighters with the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to 49 CR 250 at about 4:54 this morning where they discovered a wood house and a mobile home on fire. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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        Six arrested for insurance fraud

        The parents of several minors who allegedly faked a wreck have been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
        The staged “wreck” took place in August 2008 in Lafayette County, allegedly involving two vehicles and several minors. The minors have not been charged. (August 4, 2010, Page 2)

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          City may buy Bell assets

          After nine months of negotiations and appraisals, the city of Oxford is ready to offer Bell Utilities $2.3 million to purchase its systems and assets. The city would not be buying Bell Utilities as an entire entity, only its water/sewer systems and customer base. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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            City eyes ban on fake pot

            On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors  banned the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana for the entire county, which included inside the city limits.
            Just to make sure the message is clear, the Oxford Board of Aldermen are also considering an ordinance banning the fake marijuana that’s known by several brand names, including K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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              Closed plant gets tax break

              The Whirlpool Corporation got a $6 million assessment break Monday morning when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut the tax assessment of the building and land down from $13 million to $7,750,000. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                County snuffs out fake pot

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this morning to follow what about a dozen other Mississippi cities and counties have done recently and made possessing, selling or distributing all forms of synthetic marijuana that’s known by several brand names — K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Scouts celebrate 100th birthday

                  Hundreds gathered in the Grove during the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree to celebrate 100 years of scouting. Despite the 100 degree weather, about 300 people attended the local event. Closing ceremonies were telecast live from the national ceremony into the Grove giving scouts an opportunity to “feel like they’re a part of the national event.” (August 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                    2010 summer the fifth hottest on record

                    It’s not your imagination — it’s hot.
                    In fact, it’s really hot.
                    According to the National Weather Service, this summer has been the hottest summer since 1953. The hottest summer was 1952, followed by 1943, 1934 and 1953. (July 30, 2010, Page 5A)

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