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OPD nabs suspected bank robber

BREAKING NEWS: The Oxford Police Department has taken into custody an alleged bank robber who reportedly robbed the Federal Credit Union near Malco Oxford Cinema.

The suspect was apprehended without incident near the bank about 20 minutes after the call was dispatched.

A call came into 911 about 1:10 p.m. saying a black male, about 5-foot, 8-inches tall in a brown shirt with yellow stripes robbed the bank.

All entrances to the old mall and Malco were closed off.

How much money was taken or if a weapon was involved is unknown at this time.

Check the EAGLE for updates. (June 30, 2010)

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    Murder suspect seeks delay

    An attorney representing murder suspect Caleb Corrothers will be asking the court to continue his trial slated for July 26.
    Corrothers, who is facing the death penalty, was charged in July 2009 with the deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark who were shot and killed July 18, 2009, in their Lafayette County home. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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      More tornado sirens installed

      Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
      The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
      “We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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        County replies to insurance agent’s lawsuit

        Attorneys representing the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors denied allegations made by a former insurance agent who claimed the county set him up on conspiracy charges.
        The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 29, 2010, Page 2)

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          Annexation causes quandary for Animal Control officer

          There’s a turf war going on in Thacker Heights.
          This time, it’s the not the Jets and the Sharks — it’s canines from the county versus city residents. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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            Storm damage reported

            Heavy rains, high winds and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning wrecked havoc on some parts of Oxford Saturday afternoon. The storm, which blew into town around 3 p.m., toppled a few trees and caused a few power outages in the community, Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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              The daylily — Queen for a day

              Garden columnist Dickie King spotlights the daylily garden of Lafayette County resident Carol Parcher. She has been collecting them for years and still has quite a show of them at her wonderful “piddle” farm. (June 25, 2010, Page 3B)

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                University High School 2010 grand reunion

                This weekend is the seventh grand reunion for the Oxford kids who attended University High School. This includes the classes from 1930 to 1967 who attended high school in the building built in 1929 on University Avenue just before you reach the Hilgard Cut on the University of Mississippi campus. (June 25, 2010, Page 2B)

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                  Go-getters to get help

                  In hopes to give entrepreneurs a place to go to gain support, knowledge and to do some networking, local business owners are teaming up with the Economic Development Foundation, the Mississippi Technology Alliance and FNC Inc. to form the Lafayette-Oxford-University Alliance. The LOU Alliance will focus on creating mentoring, curriculum, discussions, events, talent matching and funding to help move entrepreneurs from idea to profit. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Panty-raider on prowl

                    The Oxford Police Department is investigating the theft of women’s lingerie from local female college students.
                    OPD has recently received four reports of someone entering a residence of four different female college students and taking several items of lingerie.
                    Anyone with information or needing to report similar incidents contact OPD Investigation Division at 232-2400. (June 25, 2010, Page 2A)

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