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Miss. bar drops Scruggs’ complaint against attorney

The Mississippi Bar has dismissed a complaint filed against attorney Tony Farese by one of his former clients — Zach Scruggs, who was one of several local attorneys who served time in prison for their rolls in a judicial bribery attempt. (March 22, 2011, Page 2)

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    Lawsuit filed by dog owner against Humane Society

    An Oxford man is suing the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society for more than $4,000 saying his family was put under duress when his dog went missing and wound up at the animal shelter. (March 18, 2011, Page 2A)

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      Chancery Court records now free after ethics complaint

      Because of a complaint filed with the Mississippi Ethics Commission, searching online for Chancery Court records is now free for the public. (March 17, 2011, Page 2)

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        Man uses spit as weapon

        The February grand jury handed down more than 100 indictments in February including formally charging Willie Ronald Johnson, 49, of Oxford for allegedly spitting on two Oxford Police officers after telling them he was HIV positive. See this and all the indictments handed down last month in today’s EAGLE. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

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          More charged in drug bust

          Additional arrests have been made in a 10-month-long drug investigation that involved a Mississippi high school football coach that include his daughter and three other University of Mississippi students. (March 15, 2011, Page 2)

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            State prosecutors call foul on Scruggs’ request for depositions

            State prosecutors called Zach Scruggs’ request to question key players in the judicial bribery scam that sent him and four others to prison in an attempt to vacate his conviction “reckless, speculative and legally ineffective” in a reply to a motion filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Oxford. (March 14, 2011, Page 3)

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              Scruggs presses case to regain law license

              A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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                Adams nominated for U.S. Attorney

                President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Felicia C. Adams to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Adams is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Chancery Court records now available online

                  Lafayette County Chancery Court records are now available online for a $30 monthly subscription fee at www.deltacomputersystems.com. (March 1, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Governor signs law designed to help victims

                    A domestic violence-related bill  was signed into law recently by Gov. Haley Barbour that will make it a misdemeanor  criminal offense for someone to prevent a victim from seeking emergency medical or law enforcement assistance. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

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