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Stiffer charges sought for drug dealers

Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit’s Keith Davis, and the other investigators at Metro, are pushing adding “enhancement charges” to regular drug dealing charges. Enhancement charges include, selling drugs within 1,500 of a school or church or child endangerment, for selling drugs when a child is present.

An enhancement charge does just that — it enhances the sentence of the defendant if found guilty. Under state law, selling drugs within 1,500 feet of a church or school allows a judge to double the penalty.

Several suspects charged with dealing drugs were indicted during the September grand jury and have been given enhancement charges along with being indicted with selling drugs.

See these and other indictments handed down by the grand jury in today’s EAGLE. (October 20, 2010, Page 1)

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    More Olin jobs more likely?

    The odds would appear to have tipped in Oxford’s favor that Olin Corp. will move as many as 1,000 jobs from its East Alton, Ill., plant to its plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. (October 19, 2010, Page 1)

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      State-wide twister training Wednesday

      Most people think of tornados wreaking havoc in the spring as warm air coming up from the gulf tangles with the cold air left over from the winter.

      However, November is another peak time for tornados to strike north Mississippi as the incoming cold fronts from the north greet the warmer air left over from the summer months.

      To keep Mississippians on their toes and avoid injury during possible fall tornados, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will conduct a statewide tornado drill Wednesday to make sure all residents are prepared.

      The National Weather Service offices will conduct the tornado drill using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio routine weekly test at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. (October 19, 2010, Page 1)

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        Diabetes walk set Sunday

        Olivia Estes is a Girl Scout with Oxford Troop 374. She likes music, especially teen pop star Justin Bieber. She plays basketball and enjoys drawing.

        When the active 9-year-old isn’t busy being 9 years old, she’s making sure her diabetes is in check.

        Olivia Estes is this year’s Oxford honorary chairperson for the Mississippi Walk for Diabetes that will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, starting at the Square in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse.

        Registration will begin at 1 p.m. in front of City Hall. Family activities will include a visit from Rancor Raiders Garrison of the Mississippi with “special friends” Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters. All money raised will benefit The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. (October 19, 2010, Page 1)

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          Company earns ‘F’ grade from BBB

          When you deal with 20,000 customers selling magazines, Dan Wilson, owner of Exclusive Media Services in Oxford, says having complaints is unavoidable.

          However, the Better Business Bureau claims having 128 complaints filed against a company the size of EMS is unacceptable. The BBB showed its views by giving the magazine sales company an “F” rating. (October 18, 2010, Page 1)

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            Solitude: Lamar and agriculture

            L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)

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              Transportation for elderly, disabled coming soon in county

              When Lafayette County Board of Supervisors opted out of participating in the new Oxford-University Transportation over a year ago because they felt the busses would not serve county residents adequately, they still wanted to offer reliable transportation to the elderly and disabled people in the county.

              Supervisors met with representatives from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) who agreed to work with the county in providing transportation in the county for the elderly and disabled. RSVP currently provides transportation to those 55 and older and the disables but only within the city of Oxford.

              RSVP will be running a 17-passenger bus and a mini-van in the county on a demand response system. (October 14, 2010, Page 1)

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                Fall storm blows through county

                Mother Nature opened the door Tuesday, welcoming Mr. Fall into Oxford, hopefully ending an usually warm autumn.

                Fall announced his arrival in a big way, too, causing thunderstorms and reports of pea-sized hail in the College Hill area.

                The storms blew down several trees and knocked down some power lines around Oxford and Lafayette County, causing sporadic power outages around the area. However the rain did little to alleviate dry conditions around the county. (October 13, 2010, Page 3)

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                  Homeless Task Force to focus on causes of problem

                  To be more than just a Band-Aid to the growing homeless problem in Oxford and Lafayette County, the Oxford Homeless Task Force voted Sunday to launch a new initiative to form a Transitional Housing program.

                  Sherry Williams-Jenkins heads up the shelter committee. After reviewing different types of shelters and the feasibility of having a homeless shelter in Oxford, the committee decided the best way to offer more than just temporary fixes is to institute a more long-term solution. (October 11, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Firefighters honored by Exchange Club

                    While every firefighter puts their life on the line each time they go out on a fire, the Exchange Club of Oxford honored two of those firefighters during its weekly meeting Thursday.

                    The 2010 Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Jonathan Hollis with the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department and Howard Thweatt with the Oxford Fire Department. (October 11, 2010, Page 2A)

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