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Manhunt causes school lockdown

Justin Carrol, 26 and Waymon Terry Russell, 40, both of Collierville, Tenn were taken into custody on Wednesday after a manhunt that led to a lockdown of city schools. The two have been charged with at least three counts of burglary with additional charges pending.

Lockdown procedures ran smoothly at the Oxford School District, officials say. (March 24, 2011, Page 1)

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    David J. Williams out on bond

    David Jackson Williams, 28, is at home in Olive Branch with family after posting a $100,000 bond at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He was convicted in 2008 in the stabbing death of Demetria Bracey of Jackson three years before. The Supreme Court granted him a new trial in December ruling that the trial judge erred by not giving the jury the option of finding Williams guilty of assisted suicide. Since the conviction was overturned, the presumption of innocence returns to Williams and was granted bond. A new trial date has been set for Oct. 17. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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      Bumpy road ahead for transit projects

      A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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        Book conference begins Thursday

        The eighteenth annual Conference for the Book kicks off Thursday with three days of free events celebrating literature. For information, visit www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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          Double Decker lineup revealed

          Full Line up

          Friday night – on South Stage

          Ticketed event $10, show from 6 to 11 p.m.

          Okkerville River

          Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

          Old Crow Medicine Show

          Saturday – Two stages

          Free music

          South Stage:

          11 -12:30 Rising Star Fife and Drum

          12:30-1:30 Valerie June

          2 -3 Shooting Out the Lights

          3:30-4:30 Eric Lindell

          5 -6 Glen David Andrews

          North Stage:

          11:30-12:30 Aaron Hall

          1-2 Jimmy Philips Band

          2:30-3:30 Lost Bayou Ramblers

          4-5 Justin Townes Earle

          5:30-6:30 Cedric Burnside

          7-8 North Mississippi AllStars (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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            Think before you burn

            With warmer temperatures and light breezes, burning leaves and lawn debris can get out of hand quickly. However, the U.S. Forestry and Mississippi Forestry Commission have been burning hundreds of acres over the last week in an attempt to keep wildfires at bay. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

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              Hospital talks continue

              The city, county and hospital met behind closed doors on Monday to discuss how the Baptist Memorial Hospital Care Corp. selects the best site for a new hospital. The city and county also discussed concerns with the memorandum of understanding. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

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                Bankruptcies down in Lafayette County

                While the number of bankruptcies filed nationally rose in 2010, Lafayette County saw a dip in the number of cases filed. Oxford bankruptcy attorney Alex Alexander explains the differences between the different types of personal bankruptcies and some views on why the nation’s number of cases have risen. (March 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Local arts on display

                  The first Oxford art crawl on Tuesday will highlight several local artists and galleries. (March 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Howorth making way back into public service

                    On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate former mayor Richard Howorth to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. (March 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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