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Two arrested for failure to pay taxes

Two Oxford business owners were arrested this week for failing to pay their sales tax.
Since the charge is a misdemeanor, the names of the two are not being released.
According to Kathy Waterbury of the Mississippi State Tax Commission, the commission uses criminal procedures only as a last resort. (June 17, 2010, Page 2)

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    Being prepared for the worst

    Each time a police officer or firefighter responds to a call, there’s a risk they may not return home to their families that day.
    Everyone of them know the risk and still choose to spend their lives saving and protecting others.
    Several Oxford lawyers will be making sure all first-responder’s families are also protected in the event of their loved-ones death. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)

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      Former insurance agent sues county

      A former insurance agent of record for Lafayette County is suing former and current county officials claiming they railroaded him into pleading guilty to crimes he didn’t commit.
      The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 9, 2010, Page 1)

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        OPD gets grant for communications equipment

        Curious minds might want to know what Oxford police officers are up to, but thanks to a grant, new radios will soon prevent most police chatter from being heard on scanners. (June 1, 2010, Page 2A)

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          OPD makes five arrests in separate burglaries

          The Oxford Police Department arrested five people in connection with several local burglaries.
          “Our detectives have been working nonstop,” Assistant Chief Joey East said. “We’re really proud of them. It shows their dedication and effort.” (May 27, 2010, Page 5)

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            Former Oxford business owner jailed, extradited to Tennessee

            Details are limited in the arrest of a former Oxford businessman who was picked up by the U.S. Marshal’s Service  on Wednesday and extradited to Tennessee.
            Patrick E. Clark, 40, was discovered in New Albany by U.S. Marshals and brought to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he remained until the weekend.

             (May 25, 2010, Page 2)

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              Police target seat belt scofflaws

              The Oxford Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office are joining with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws during the 2010 Click It of Ticket campaign which begins Monday and runs through June 6. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Automobile thief takes advantage of luxury feature

                A Lexus, owned by Jaby and Jennie Denton of Oxford, was stolen right behind Jennie’s back on Monday in front of the Lafayette County Chancery Building. Guantrell Burt of Oxford was caught driving the car in Alabama during a high-speed chase. He lost control of the Lexus, crashing it into a tree. (May 20, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Trial continued for restaurant owner

                  The trial date for Oxford restaurant owner David Moore, who is accused of drugging a female customer before sexually battering her, has been continued pending blood tests. (May 19, 2010, Page 2)

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                    School bus catfight leads to arrest

                    A fight between two female Oxford High School students led to a trip to the emergency room and Youth Court for both girls. (May 19, 2010, Page 2)

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