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From student to worker

At Newk’s Express Café on University Avenue, there’s an easy solution for any college-age worker not living up to expectations: The stack of ready applications waiting on the manager’s desk. (November 4, 2010, Page 1)

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    Clues to new Oxford

    The members of the Sustainability Design Assessment team concluded the three-day Sustainability Conference in Oxford on Wednesday with a 2-hour report presented at City Hall. The recommendations are a brief overview of a larger report that will be sent in January or February 2011. (November 4, 2010, Page 1)

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      Bank robber still on the lam

      The Oxford Police Department is still searching for the man who robbed the Mechanics Bank on University Avenue on Tuesday morning.

      Police say a black male wearing a ski mask came into the bank at 11:37 a.m. and robbed a teller at gun point; however, no one was injured in the robbery.

      Anyone with information of the case is asked to call OPD at 232-2400. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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        Judicial races decided

        Judge Edwin H. Roberts didn’t spend this morning lounging around enjoying the afterglow of winning the election last night.

        He was up, bright and early, picking up his campaign signs.

        Roberts won Tuesday’s election and holds onto his chancery court judge seat for another four years. He took 75 percent of the votes in Lafayette County and 69 percent of the votes for all of District 18, which covers five counties. His opponent, Helen Kennedy Robinson, had 31 percent of the votes.

        Also retaining his place on the bench was Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Elliott, who won with 57 percent of the vote. Chickasaw attorney John Gregory snagged the seat occupied by retiring Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun County. He beat out attorneys Tom Levidiotis and Dave Rozier, both of Oxford, with 63 percent of the votes. Court of Appeals Judge Donna Barnes of Tupelo defeated challenger, attorney Kelly Mims, with 53 percent of the vote. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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          Kennedy elected county coroner

          Lafayette County interim coroner Rocky Kennedy won the race Tuesday to keep the position he was appointed to by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors one year ago.

          With all 18 precincts reporting by 9 p.m., Kennedy walked away with 59.04 percent of the votes. His opponent, Richard Shivers, took 29.16 percent of the votes while former coroner Lonnie Weaver had just 11.66 percent of the votes.

          “I’m glad it’s over,” Kennedy said. “But I think Lafayette County made the right choice a year ago when they appointed me, and I think when the people voted, they proved Lafayette County right.” (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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            Olin union rejects contract again

            After getting a second chance to prevent hundreds of their jobs from moving from East Alton, Ill., to Oxford, Olin Corp. union workers again rejected a contract with the company. The vote Tuesday appears to make it far more likely that some 900 jobs will be relocated to Oxford during the next five years. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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              Kennedy wins coroner race

              Lafayette County interim coroner Rocky Kennedy won the race to keep the position he was appointed to by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors one year ago.

              With all 18 precincts reporting in by 9 p.m., Kennedy walked away with 59.04 percent of the votes. His opponent, Richard Shivers took 29.16 percent of the votes while former coroner Lonnie Weaver had just 11.66 percent of the votes.

              (more…) (November 2, 2010)

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                OPD searches for bank robber

                The Oxford Police Department is searching for the suspect who robbed the Mechanics Bank at 1508 E. University Ave. at 11:37 this morning. Bank officials told police a black male wearing a ski mask came into the bank and robbed the bank at gun point, according to police. No one was injured in the robbery.

                The suspect then fled the bank on foot and reportedly got into an older model vehicle which may be either light tan or light yellow in color and possible either a GM or Ford.

                Officers recovered a gun, money and other evidence that was covered in red paint from the the “dye pack” that discharged near where the suspect’s vehicle was parked. Anyone with information of the case is asked to call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400. (November 2, 2010)

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                  County schools consider block class schedule

                  The Lafayette County School Board is considering turning away from traditional class scheduling and implementing a block schedule at the high school.

                  On Monday, the board voted to allow Lafayette High School principal Rodney Flowers to make a formal presentation at the Dec. 7 meeting.

                  (more…) (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Pauper burial OK’d for woman

                    On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay the bill for  Natalie “Nicki” Coleman, who died Thursday, under the county’s pauper burial policy.

                    Coroner Rocky Kennedy asked the board to consider paying for the cremation since he was unable to find next of kin of Coleman who were able to pay.

                    (more…) (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

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