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Lafayette County

Fire claims 9 Great Danes

An early morning fire Wednesday killed nine Great Danes belonging to local breeders Karen and Johnny Lovett. (January 9, 2014, Page 2)

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    County receives grant to clean up illegal dump sites

    The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded Lafayette County $17,880 to clean up illegal dumping around the county. (January 7, 2014, Page 2)

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      County engineer, lawyer reappointed

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the reappointment of Larry Britt as county engineer and David O’Donnell as county attorney Monday. (January 7, 2014, Page 1)

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        Year in Review: 2013 marred by murders

        A rash of murders took place in the fourth quarter of this year accompanied by four other murders earlier in the year. Other highlights from this quarter include: new hotel plans, C Spire competitions and much more. (December 31, 2013, Page 1)

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          Year in review: Election brings change to city

          City elections, which saw incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson and five aldermen re-elected along with two new faces on the city board, highlighted news in The Oxford EAGLE during the second quarter of 2013. This is the second in a four-part series reviewing the top stories of 2013. (December 27, 2013, Page 1A)

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            County projects need more paving

            The Lafayette County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to require all establishments to pave their parking lots, development roads and driveways that connect to the county or state roads. The vote will go to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a final decision. (December 24, 2013, Page 16)

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              Man counts blessings after wreck

              Friends refused to stop searching after Michael “Big Mike” Brown went missing Dec. 9. After spending almost 24 hours in his truck, hurt and cold, Brown is gaining steps in his recovery at The Med. (December 24, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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                Abused, neglected dogs need forever homes

                A Steeplechase resident took an obvious stray dog covered in cuts and neon pink spray paint to the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society last week and just days after, a breeder surrendered 28 dogs. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)

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                  County workers to pay to take home vehicles

                  Lafayette County will begin assessing county employees (not law enforcement or elected officials) who take home vehicles $3 a day on their W2 forms under “other income” as required by the IRS. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)

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                    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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