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Zach Scruggs’ guilty plea stands

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to throw out the 2008 conviction of attorney Zach Scruggs in a corruption case that also involved his father, well-known trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs. U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers in Oxford denied the motion to vacate the conviction.

 (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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    Buses back, so drive safely

    A new law that went into effect July 1, called “Nathan’s Law” allows for harsher penalties for those caught driving past a stopped school bus. The law is named after a 5-year-old Jones County boy who was killed when a driver ignored the flashing stop lights and passed the boy’s bus. (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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      City OKS changes to weed regs, plot prices

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved changes to two ordinances on Tuesday. The weed ordinance found a more streamlined process to determine if property is a menace and how to communicate with owners. The city also approved to increase grave costs from $300 to $700 or from $600 to $1400 for a lot. For non-residents the city will now charge $1,000 per grave or $2,000 per lot. The cost increase goes into effect Sept. 1. A moratorium on purchasing is in effect until that time. (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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        Mosley wins Dem primary for circuit clerk

        Deputy Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley won last night’s Democratic primary in the race for circuit court clerk. She will go up against Gary “Chick” Drewrey, who won against E.J. Earmel Cotten, with 69.98 percent of the Republican vote. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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          Primary pulls voters to polls

          About 38 percent of registered voters came out to the polls Tuesday for the primary election. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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            2 incumbent supervisors defeated

            Two Lafayette County supervisors will lose their seats on the board at the end of this year after losing in Tuesday’s primary election, while a third incumbent will fight to retain his position during the Aug. 23rd runoff election. Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant was ousted by Chad D. McLarty while Supervisor Johnny Morgan lost to Jeff Busby. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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              No easy solution to Park Dr. project

              Residents of Park Drive were divided on whether new sidewalks, bike lanes or curb and gutter should be added to their street during a public hearing on Tuesday. The city has received federal funds for the project but can not move forward if they do not obtain easements – something several neighbors are reluctant to give. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                Election results

                FINAL RESULTS

                Look for a precinct-by-precinct breakdown tomorrow in The Oxford EAGLE. As of 11 p.m., here are the results with all 18 precincts reporting, including absentee and affidavit ballots:

                (more…) (August 2, 2011)

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                  Baptist looks for new home

                  Now that the purchase agreement for the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been approved by both city and county officials, the hunt for the location of a new $250 million regional medical facility has picked up steam. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Supervisors rename Hwy. 6 to honor veterans

                    Following Pontotoc and Lee counties, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to support renaming the portion of Highway 6 that runs through Lafayette County to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

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