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Alyssa Schnugg

Teaching more than ‘stop, drop and roll’

The Oxford Fire Department is teaching kids emergency skills that will last a lifetime. In its second year, the Fire Academy taught campers how to stay safe during a fire and bicycle safety tips. The Fire Academy is offered to children of Oxford and Lafayette County free of charge. This year’s session had 36 children attend. (July 16, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Supervisors want to keep Drug Court here

    Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth filed a “cease and decist” order against the Layfayette County Board of Supervisors. Howorth claims that the supervisors continually interfere with court operations since the current board took office in 2008. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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      Presley: Deny rate hike

      Brandon Presley, Public Service Commissioner, has recommended a 40 percent rate increase for Bell Utilities. During a hearing on July 1 an expert witness testified that a recommendation was made for a lesser increase. Based on information from the hearing the request to increase rates should be denied. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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        Student files complaint against UPD officer, alleging use of excessive force

        A University of Mississippi student filed a complaint against a university police officer last week, accusing the officer of using excessive force. The off-duty UPD officer allegedly observed the student and a friend walking on campus smoking marijuana. During the arrest the student said that the officer “never identified himself as a police officer.” (July 14, 2010, Page 2)

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          One pleads in theft ring

          On Monday one of five men plead guilty in a theft ring that crossed several counties. Cheyenne Wayne Fine will serve 13 years with five years of probation. More have been sentenced as the court term continues through the month of July. (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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            Can you hear me now?

            During the weekly meeting of the Oxford Lions Club, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley explained the state’s Zap the Gap program. The program is aimed at improving cell phone coverage in rural areas. Brandon told members that the number of people reporting no cellular service in Layfayette County is “amazing.” (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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              Three indicted on meth charges

              Among the dozens of indictments handed down by the grand jury at the end of June, three county residents indicted for allegedly manufacturing and/or possessing methamphetamine , and a local woman has been officially indicted in the murder. (July 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Chancery clerks to attend Oxford conference

                Chancery clerks from 60 counties in Mississippi will meet in Oxford this weekend. The annual conference will be held at the Inn at Ole Miss. Oxford has not hosted the conference since 2000. (July 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Supervisors OK response to Drug Court order

                  Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a written response drafted by County Attorney David O’Donnell to a court order that instructed the board to cease and desist from interfering with business of the 3rd Circuit Drug Court. A copy of the letter has not been made available. (July 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Three earn Eagle Scout ranking since January

                    Earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is no easy task. Nationally, statistics list that only 2 percent in earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Oxford’s Boy Scout Troup 45 is making mincemeat of that statistic by honoring three boys who earned their Eagle Scout ranking since January. Those scouts are Rustin Rasberry, David Rozier III and William Alexander. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

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