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Lafayette County

Wreck claims life

Scott Franklin, 35, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his pickup while traveling on County Road 143 off Old Sardis Road, according to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills. Friends will remember his smile, good sense of humor and big heart. (April 27, 2010, Page 1)

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    Storms could produce hail, tornadoes

    An unstable air mass overtaking the Mid-South this afternoon is expected to produce severe thundershowers that could include large hail, high winds and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. The storm system has already produced tornadoes in Texas and along the Florida panhandle. (April 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Local jobless rate keeps dropping

      After Lafayette County’s unemployment rate topped out at 10.3 percent in January, the community’s jobless numbers have steadily declined. The community’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent in March, according to the latest report by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. (April 23, 2010, Page 5A)

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        County gets back more than $600,000 from lawsuit

        Lafayette County is about $600,000 richer after settling a lawsuit against the county’s former medical insurance company, Trustmark Group Benefits. (April 22, 2010, Page 2)

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          Appeal denied again for Williams

          Convicted killer David Jackson Williams has been denied for a second time by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
          On Tuesday, six of the nine Court of Appeal Judges voted against granting Williams’ request for a rehearing. (April 22, 2010, Page 2)

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            Judge asks to be temporarily removed

            Senior Status Judge Kay Cobb has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to temporarily remove her from active assignments and has recused herself in the current active case to which she was recently assigned to avoid conflict with being the chairwoman of the newly established Tea Party Oxford. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)

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              Agent takes over helm at Metro Narcotics

              A police officer since June 2000, Randall K. Davis is now the head of the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit. His number one goal — to make Oxford a safer place to live. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)

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                Today deadline for mailing census

                With Thursday being the deadline to file taxes, today marks a different deadline — and this one won’t cost a penny.
                Today is the deadline for residents across the U.S. to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Roll Royce owners take to Oxford’s streets

                  Michigan resident Roy Margenau and other members of the national Rolls Royce Owners’ Club are participating in a six-day tour, covering 550 miles. On Tuesday, the group stopped in Oxford where they had dinner on the Square. On Wednesday, several toured Rowan Oak before having lunch and getting back on the road. (April 15, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Community responds to growing homeless problem

                    Several members of the community have not only admitted the reality that homeless and needy persons do, in fact, live in Lafayette County, they have chosen to do something about it. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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