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Wife of retired NFL player killed in wreck

Xanaka Burgess, wife of former Ole Mis Rebel and NFL player Derrick Burgess, was killed Thursday when her car hydroplaned on Highway 9 in Pontotoc County. (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)

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    Examiner rules Blackmon death accidental

    A state medical examiner’s report has ruled the death of Oxford-native Gary Darnell Blackmon, 49, an accident. Authorities believe Blackmon fell off a bridge on Highway 7 North near Abbeville. (April 5, 2013, Page 2A)

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      County approves construction projects

      Dollar General is coming to Abbeville by summer and the board of supervisors approved a slate of new construction throughout the county. (April 3, 2013, Page 1)

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        Answers sought in death of county man

        Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are awaiting autopsy reports from the state medical examiner’s office in Jackson before moving forward with the death of Abbeville resident Gary Blackmon who was found Monday morning on the ground under a bridge off Highway 7 North. (April 2, 2013, Page 1)

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          Philadelphia woman celebrates 100 years

          Thea Mildred Watts celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday. Read about her long life in today’s EAGLE. (March 22, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

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            Sheriff’s Department gets new ride

            The Lafayette county Sheriff’s Department has four new Dodge Chargers on its fleet that stand out amongst the others. (March 19, 2013, Page 2)

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              County inches toward building codes

              A public meeting will be held in April to discuss finally allowing the International building and fire code for homes built in the county. (March 19, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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                Supervisors adjust payment plan from investments

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to amend the local and private act to change the income structure from the proceeds the county received from the sale of the hospital two years ago. (March 5, 2013, Page 2)

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                  Body found could be missing man

                  The body of a man found Sunday afternoon in Lafayette County could be that of McKenzie Darrell “Rell” Frierson, who has been missing since Jan. 31, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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                    West Springhill Man missing

                    The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the community’s help to locate a missing West Springhill man. Investigators say McKenzie Darrell Frierson, 27, has not contacted his family since Thursday. He is black, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 210 pounds, with a full beard and mustache. He was last seen in the Brittany Woods subdivision on Thursday. Anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts should call LCSD at 234-6421.

                     (February 11, 2013)

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