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Lawsuit against authors dismissed

A Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger who were accused of slander against FBI agent Hal Neilson. (July 18, 2011, Page 2)

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    Former Oxford police plan reunion

    A new website has been set up in hopes of making contact with former Oxford Police Department officers. A reunion has been set up for Aug. 5 and 6. Visit OxfordPoliceAlumni.com. (July 15, 2011, Page 3A)

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      Drugs top list of charges

      The grand jury met in June and handed down more than 70 indictments for felony charges in the Third Circuit Court at the Lafayette County Courthouse. See the listing of all the served indictments in today’s EAGLE. (July 13, 2011, Page 1)

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        Local law enforcement officials warn against scams

        The Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department want to warn the public about falling victim to scams where they are told they have won money in a sweepstakes and all they have to do, is wire them a “handling fee.” (July 13, 2011, Page 2)

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          Meth law cuts case load

          A year-old law requiring cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine to be dispensed only by a doctor’s prescription is helping law enforcement battle methamphetamine. (July 11, 2011, Page 1)

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            OPD takes home awards at LawFit competition

            Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Two nursing home workers arrested in unrelated cases

              A nurse at Graceland Care Center was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing hydrocodone pills and a maintenance worker at Yalobusha County Nursing Home was arrested Monday for allegedly fondling a patient. Both arrests stem from investigations by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Department. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)

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                Williams’ attorney wants reverend to testify

                An attorney for David Jackson Williams is asking the court to require a reverend to be subpoenaed and questioned during a murder trial in October. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

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                  Scruggs wants conviction overturned

                  Former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs asked a federal court Thursday to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs claims he is innocent of the crime to which he pleaded guilty to in February 2009 based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Scruggs files to vacate conviction

                    Richard “Dickie” Scruggs filed a motion Thursday to vacate his conviction and sentence in the judicial bribery case involving former Hinds Circuit Court Judge Bobby Delaughter, despite the fact he pleaded guilty to the crime in 2009. The case is often referred to as “Scruggs II,” since Scruggs was previously convicted of trying to bribe retired Lafayette Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey in an unrelated case, dubbed “Scruggs I.”

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