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Lafayette County

Loans available for local farmers, ranchers

With President Barack Obama’s declaring Mississippi a disaster area after storms wrecked havoc on several counties in April, farmers in Lafayette County are now eligible for emergency loans. (May 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Youth job program in danger

    The Summer Coin program put 1,500 teens to work last summer, keeping them off the streets and allowing them to be vital contributors to their families, all the while learning important life lessons and work ethics that would stay with them for a lifetime.
    While the folks at Three Rivers are hoping to be able to put teens to work again this summer, the necessary funds needed are being tied up in Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Officer memorial Friday to honor fallen heroes

      To honor all law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Association will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday in front of Oxford City Hall on the Square. (May 12, 2010, Page 2)

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        Candidates for judicial races set

        With the deadline to qualify for the 2010 election over, voters now know who will be competing in the judicial races this fall. (May 11, 2010, Page 2)

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          MEMA, FEMA assess local tornado damage

          The number of homes damaged by the F2 tornado that ripped through Abbeville early Sunday morning is higher than emergency management officials first estimated, although most of the damage is minor, Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw said. (May 7, 2010, Page 2A)

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            Stamp out hunger

            Oxford letter carriers will join U.S. Postal letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities all over the country during its 18th annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive by collecting nonperishable and canned food goods that residents can place in a bag near the mailbox on Saturday morning. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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              Census takers take to the streets

              To ensure a complete and accurate 2010 Census, census takers have taken to the street in the community this week to visit with households who haven’t returned their census forms.
              Unfortunately, as finals at the University of Mississippi wrap up this week, many doorbells may go unanswered. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                Tutor family home hit, but no one injured

                It lasted less than five minutes, but it felt like an eternity to the Tutor family as their home was being ripped away by a tornado early Sunday morning.

                The tornado moved their home about five feet off its foundation and ripped away the 100-year-old oak trees, but everyone was safe. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A-10A)

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                  Twister leaves death, destruction

                  The tornado that left one Abbeville woman dead and two homes destroyed was an EF 2 tornado, which means it was fast and powerful, according to the National Weather Service. The twister produced winds of up to 130 mph.
                  Two tornadoes were spawned by a supercell thunderstorm; the other hit Ashland where it killed three people. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Fierce storm kills 1

                    Diagnosed with cancer, Daniel Mertz was struggling with medical bills and other expenses when he sat down with Ability Works general case manager Phyllis Sabbatini on Thursday.
                    “I was without hope, but after just 30 minutes of talking to her, I had hope again,” Mertz said this morning. “She was just that type of person. Very kind and very understanding.”
                    Mertz found out this morning that Sabbatini died Sunday morning when her Abbeville home was ravaged by an EF2 tornado. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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