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Man arrested for arson

A Lafayette County man was arrested Friday for allegedly setting fire to his home on east Oxford. (October 7, 2014, Page 3)

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    Mailbox bashing can come with high price

    ​The unlawful game of mailbox bashing increases each fall according to local law enforcement. What most don’t know however, reporting these bashers could get you a $10,000 reward.


     (October 2, 2014, Page 3A)

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      Man found dead in detention center

      A South Carolina registered sex offender was found dead by apparent self-inflicted injury Tuesday at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (October 1, 2014, Page 2A)

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        Arrest up to 45 % over last year

        OPD stays busy on first home-game weekend with 51 arrests, mostly alcohol-related. (September 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          Can’t say no

          The MHP and local law enforcement agencies will work at 12-hour No Refusal detail Friday around Oxford where those suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to submit to tests, could be forced to give blood samples. (September 4, 2014, Page 1)

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            COP class set

            OPD will be holding a Citizens Academy in September to help residents learn more about the police department and all they do. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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              OPD looks to future

              City police department adopts five-year strategic plan that outlines goals and objectives. (August 18, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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                Drug court graduates 30

                The Third District Adult Drug Court graduated 30 participants Tuesday during its seventh graduation ceremony since established in 2008. (August 14, 2014, Page 3)

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                  Plumber plunges out 8K from elderly woman

                  The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)

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                    City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

                    The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

                    Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

                    “With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

                    City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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