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Panty-raider on prowl

The Oxford Police Department is investigating the theft of women’s lingerie from local female college students.
OPD has recently received four reports of someone entering a residence of four different female college students and taking several items of lingerie.
Anyone with information or needing to report similar incidents contact OPD Investigation Division at 232-2400. (June 25, 2010, Page 2A)

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    County to respond to court order issued last week

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to allow County Attorney David O’Donnell to draft a response to a court order issued against them last week that instructed them to follow through with its promise to be the funding conduit for the Third Circuit Court and it’s Drug Court until Union County can take over. (June 24, 2010, Page 2A)

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      Land records now available online

      For $30 a month, interested parties can view all deeds and land records filed at the Lafayette County Chancery Clerk’s office.
      The information went online on June 15, thanks to Delta Computer Systems which hosts the website where the records are available. Delta also hosts records for the Circuit Court and Tax Collector/Assessor. (June 21, 2010, Page 2)

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        Hands off Drug Court

        Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth is ordering the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to “cease and desist” from interfering with operations of the Circuit Court, particularly the Drug Court. An order filed Thursday demands the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Caregivers at NMRC charged with abuse crimes

          Two former caregivers with the North Mississippi Regional Center have been charged with crimes against vulnerable adults, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
          Charged were Maggie Warren, 40, of Bruce and Zeporia Jones, 24, of 116 County Road 449 in Lafayette County.

           (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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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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