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Alyssa Schnugg

County firefighters set for wildfire fighting

Lafayette County volunteer firefighters got a little help staying cool from the Mississippi Forestry Commission recently.
Thanks to a grant from the commission, the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department received 20 “ready kits,” which contain a Nomex yellow coverall suit, wildland Bullard helmet, Nomex flame-resistant neck shroud, headlamp, gloves and safety glasses all packed into a yellow tote bag. (August 9, 2010, Page 3)

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    Square clock to tell time?

    Just days away from having a lawsuit filed against him, master clockmaker Lloyd Larrish of Minnesota arrived back in Oxford on Friday to complete the work he had been hired to do more than three years ago — fix and restore the historic Lafayette County Courthouse clock. (August 9, 2010, Page 1)

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      Using black-and-white film to capture Oxford’s true colors

      When Deborah Freeland first came to Oxford as a graduate student in 1975 from Houston, Texas, she was intrigued with the small town feel of Oxford and wanted to capture the spirit with the eye of a newcomer. Those early black-and-white photos are featured at Southside Gallery this week. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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        Story-telling teens to make debut at Folk Festival

        This Sunday, teens from the Barksdale Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi in Oxford will get a chance to tell hundreds of people the story of a man who sold his soul to the devil to become the King of the Delta Blues during the annual Yocona International Folk Festival. (August 6, 2010, Page 3A)

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          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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