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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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                Storm damage reported

                Heavy rains, high winds and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning wrecked havoc on some parts of Oxford Saturday afternoon. The storm, which blew into town around 3 p.m., toppled a few trees and caused a few power outages in the community, Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Mascot poll open to UM voters

                  Fans of Admiral Ackbar may be disappointed to see that he didn’t quite make the cut, but with 11 choices to select from for the new mascot, the University of Mississippi community has its work cut out for it to find the right look for the Rebels.
                  Starting today and continuing until July 5, members of the UM community can rate each option.
                  For each mascot option, voters can rate their opinion from “I love this idea” to “I very much dislike this idea.”

                  Visit http://mascot.olemiss.edu to learn more. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                    EAGLE named top small newspaper

                    The Oxford EAGLE was named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi at the Mississippi Press Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. The EAGLE was honored with a total of 21 awards, including eight first-place awards at Saturday’s ceremony in Tunica. The newspaper also won the General Excellence award, which is the most prestigious honor given to a newspaper in the state by the state Press Association. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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