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Lafayette County

Sheriff’s Department arrests 3 for murder

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests in the shooting death of University of Mississippi graduate student.
According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Alan Wilburn the three men were on and off again students at the University of Mississippi and lived next door to the victim, Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. Wilburn said the motive was robbery.
Charged with capitol murder are: Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 22, of North Carolina; Derrick Boone, 23 of Laurel and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas.

  (December 19, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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    Bad dogs beware

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors passed a vicious dog ordinance Monday that will require vicious dogs to be kept inside unless on a leash and could force owners to purchase insurance. (December 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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      PSC to hear cases Tuesday in Oxford

      The Public Service Commission will hear four cases involving water and sewer services at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building involving a request to leave Delta Rain water and be serviced by Oxford for a developers in Wellsgate and two cases for Lakes of Oxford utility to operate a sewage disposal system. (December 16, 2013, Page 5)

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        More Than A Meal to hold Christmas party

        The community is invited out to share a meal and visit with “Snowflake the Elf” during its annual Christmas meal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center. (December 13, 2013, Page 3A)

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          Highway town hall meeting slated for Monday

          The Mississippi Senate Highway Study Committee will host a Town Hall meeting in Oxford next week to gather ideas from the public on how to keep the state’s highways, roads and bridges maintained and upgraded to keep them safe.
          The meeting will be one of three held around the state and will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at The Inn at Ole Miss and will run about two hours. (December 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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            County expands tuition program

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to allow students seeking tuition assistance to go to other junior colleges instead of just Northwest Mississippi Community College. (December 5, 2013, Page 1)

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              Oxford Commons’ road needs traffic light

              A recent traffic study showed a signal will be needed where a new road connecting Sisk Avenue to Highway 30 will eventually be built, near Oxford Commons. (December 3, 2013, Page 1)

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                Woman dies in Thanksgiving fire

                A woman was killed Thanksgiving morning when the mobile home she was in caught fire.
                Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said three sisters were in the trailer on County Road 436 near Yocona when it caught fire. Two escaped; however Jachicka L. Knox, 22, died in the fire. (November 29, 2013, Page 1A)

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                  County looks for illegal dumpers

                  The Board of Supervisors tabled a request Monday to allow county employees to clean up an illegal time, granting more time to find those responsible. (November 19, 2013, Page 1)

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                    Abbeville closer to owning water association

                    The city of Abbeville will be assuming the Abbeville Water Association in hopefully, the near future, according to city officials. (November 8, 2013, Page 3A)

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