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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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          New plant to boost economy

          When the new Winchester Centerfire Operation is up and running in the next few years, the community’s economy will get a major boost with the combination of 1,000 new high-paying jobs and millions of dollars in new tax revenues, according to a new economic impact study. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

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            OHS stages comedy of manners

            Oxford High School presents “She Stoops to Conquer,” a comedy of manners or satire about social class this weekend. Opening on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the play stars a range of performers from avid theatre actors to newcomers to the stage. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

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              The spy next door

              Shirley Perry had the sort of job where you were forbidden to keep a diary. But one day, as she was cleaning out an old chest in her Boston home, she happened across a stash of letters she’d written back home to her parents. (November 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                Saluting our vets

                Several Veterans Day events are planned in the community to honor those who served their country. Read about these events in today’s Oxford EAGLE.

                 (November 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Planners nix tree compromise for parking lot

                  Efforts to reach a compromise on how many trees should be placed in the Oxford East Shopping Center were thwarted on Monday when the Planning Commission turned down the owner’s request for a variance. The owners had requested to plant 18 trees instead of 60 due to economic hardship. (November 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Boy Scout builds fence for veterans

                    John-Ray Sockwell, 16, has spent the past four months building a fence around the new Veteran’s Memorial Park on Veterans Boulevard. The project was part of his efforts to be named an Eagle Scout. (November 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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