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Explosive weekend planned

The community’s annual Fourth of July weekend starts with a bang Saturday morning with a fun run and ends with a boom Sunday night during a free fireworks display. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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    New laws take effect today

    A new law, aimed at fighting the state’s growing methamphetamine problem, has made any medications containing pseudoephedrine no longer available over-the-counter. A doctor’s prescription is now required to purchase common cold and allergy medications that include Advil Cold and Sinus, Aleve D, Claritin D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus Severe Cold and Zyrtec D. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Bank robber suspect nabbed

      Officers from several local law enforcement agencies responded to the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue on Wednesday to offer assistant to the Oxford Police Department in its pursuit of an alleged bank robber that resulted in the arrest of a Marks man. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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        OPD nabs suspected bank robber

        BREAKING NEWS: The Oxford Police Department has taken into custody an alleged bank robber who reportedly robbed the Federal Credit Union near Malco Oxford Cinema.

        The suspect was apprehended without incident near the bank about 20 minutes after the call was dispatched.

        A call came into 911 about 1:10 p.m. saying a black male, about 5-foot, 8-inches tall in a brown shirt with yellow stripes robbed the bank.

        All entrances to the old mall and Malco were closed off.

        How much money was taken or if a weapon was involved is unknown at this time.

        Check the EAGLE for updates. (June 30, 2010)

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          Murder suspect seeks delay

          An attorney representing murder suspect Caleb Corrothers will be asking the court to continue his trial slated for July 26.
          Corrothers, who is facing the death penalty, was charged in July 2009 with the deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark who were shot and killed July 18, 2009, in their Lafayette County home. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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            More tornado sirens installed

            Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
            The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
            “We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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              Oil spill affects BP franchise owners

              Operators of local BP franchises say they, like many others around the nation, are feeling the negative effects of the oil spill in the Gulf. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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                City schools OK budget

                The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Report: Oxford economy faring well

                  Oxford is struggling with some of the highest unemployment levels in years but new building permits are on the rise. Obviously, we’re in the midst of an economic boom.

                  That seems to be one of the conclusions that be drawn from a new report by USA Today. According to the report, Oxford is one of the fastest growing college towns in the country. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Annexation causes quandary for Animal Control officer

                    There’s a turf war going on in Thacker Heights.
                    This time, it’s the not the Jets and the Sharks — it’s canines from the county versus city residents. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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