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Second man guilty in beating death

Adam Cory Ferguson was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell during the January court term at the Lafayette County Circuit Court. See the details and a complete listing of all cases heard this court term on page 1A in today’s EAGLE. (February 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Bill filed to create autism group

    A bill set for a vote in the state House this week would create a committee to look at improving the lives of those with Autism and related disorders in the state. (February 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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      ‘Biggest Loser’ wins over crowd with success story

      About 150 people listened to Vicksburg native Patrick House’s story of how he managed to get on The Biggest Loser show last year and win the entire competition, losing 156 pounds during a motivational lecture last night at the North Oxford Baptist Church. The program was one of several events planned for the free, health initiative Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Lafayette’s population booms

        Data released this week from the U.S. Census shows Lafayette County as being the fastest growing nonmetropolitan area in Mississippi with a 22.2 percent increase of population since 2000. The city of Oxford also grew over the last 10 years going from the 35th biggest city in the state to the 20th biggest city. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Going green saves green

          The Lafayette County School Board chose to go paperless for future meetings at Thursday’s board meeting. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Meeting the people he serves

            With only four weeks in office, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee has spent the last several days  traveling around north Mississippi. On Wednesday, he stopped in Oxford where he met with Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen, the Lafayette County Supervisors and other county employees and stopped off and had lunch with the Oxford Kiwanis Club. Later, he visited with the staff at the Oxford EAGLE and answered questions about industry, health care, jobs, education and Social Security and talked about his first month in office. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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              Seeds planted for green projects

              Oxford Board of Aldermen approved steps to help build a BMX track at FNC fields and eventually a park off West Oxford Loop. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                City addresses Square traffic, parking

                Two actions taken by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday will ease Square congestion. The city approved a two-way restriping of Jackson Avenue East and to advertise for companies to help create a plan for future parking garage or changes to the Square parking. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

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                  City approves sale of hospital

                  A new $300 million hospital is closer to being built after the City of Oxford agreed on Tuesday to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital and county to let the hospital buy out their lease. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Tagert wins transit seat

                    While Mike Tagert of Starkville won the overall election in Tuesday’s run-off race for the Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat, local voters chose John Caldwell Sr. of Nesbit. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

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