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Two-way for Jackson moves forward

Mayor Pat Patterson spoke with the Pathways Commission on Monday about a proposal to make a strip of Jackson Avenue near City Hall one-way. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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    McBride to run for transit seat

    State Rep. Warner McBride has announced his intent to fill the position of Transportation Commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi in a special election to be held on January 11. The position was opened after the late Bill Minor, who was elected Transportation Commissioner in 2003, died on Nov. 1. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Abbeville to get package store

      Folks living in Abbeville who want to buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner, or some brandy to help keep them warm during the long, cold winter nights, will no longer have to drive 12 miles out of their way.

      Lafayette County resident Will Matthews and New Albany resident Chandler Rogers have teamed up to open the Riverfront Wine and Spirits package store at 1040 Highway 7 North in Abbeville.

      Matthews and Rogers said they chose the location because of its convenience for those citizens living in northern Lafayette County and southern Marshall County.

      They received a permit from the Department of Revenue last week that allows them to open the package store in the city limits of Abbeville. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Parks celebrates her centennial birthday

        Inez Bonds Parks came home Saturday to celebrate her 100th birthday with more than 100 members of her large family.

        Parks, a Lafayette County native, now lives with her daughter, Becky Thomas, in Columbus. But it’s the small community of Philadelphia that she calls home. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Vets honored at ceremony

          The annual Veterans Day ceremony, held at the National Guard Armory Thursday,  started off with patriotic music supplied by the Oxford Middle School Band, under the direction of Marsha Morgan, Len Killough and Jared Brownlee.

          Jeff Bruce, chaplain of the American Legion Post 55, gave the invocation, and Lloyd Oliphant, president of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, welcomed the crowd. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Food to go packed with love

            LovePacks started last year as a pilot program at Bramlett Elementary and has quickly grown up to feed about 40 children at all three Oxford elementary schools. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Mounted Patrol sits more comfortably

              Sitting on a horse for eight to 10 hours can create a sore situation, even for experienced riders.

              An anonymous donor has allowed to Oxford Police Department to buy new, more comfortable saddles for the members of OPD’s Mounted Patrol. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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                What industries will provide future jobs?

                Occupational trends for Lafayette County include preparing for careers with its two biggest employers, the university and the hospital. But it also means training the future workforce for more manufacturing jobs, including those in the green industry, according to Gary Golden, part of the Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Inc. (November 11, 2010, Page 1)

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                  New trial in Bracey case

                  The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned  the conviction of a former University of Mississippi student who was sentenced to life in prison for killing his girl friend in 2005.

                  David Jackson Williams was convicted in 2007 of killing Demetria Bracey, also a former Ole Miss student, with a knife and leaving her body in a closet for four days. Williams claimed Bracey stabbed herself as part of a suicide pact, however, he failed to go through with the act himself.

                  The Supreme Court ordered a new trial for  Williams in a 5-4 decision Wednesday. The court ruled the trial judge, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, erred by refusing to give the jury the option of finding Williams guilty of assisted suicide. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Local banks robbed more often

                    While Oxford has had two bank robberies and nearby Water Valley has had one bank robbed in 2010, nationally, the Bonnie and Clyde wannabes seem to be getting fewer. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

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