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Year in Review: Oxford wrestles with alcohol issue

The Oxford EAGLE takes a look back at the major stories in the first three months of 2010 and the beginning of a year long alcohol discussion for the community, showing the divide between supporters of Sunday sales and those who oppose the culture of alcohol. (December 27, 2010, Page 1)

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    We’re No. 2 – and we wish we weren’t

    Gasoline consumption down? Fuel prices rising? More costly in Mississippi? What’s the real story on gasoline and diesel fuel prices and how much it means to people. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the numbers which place Mississippi second only to Montana in how much consumers spend to run their vehicles. (December 27, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Kenny G. Coleman writes to note the past contributions of the local Baptist Memorial Healthcare System and to encourage the community to support BMH’s expansion plans. (December 27, 2010, Page 4)

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        Former restaurant owner pleads guilty to aggravated assault

        A former restaurant owner accused of drugging a customer and sexually battering her has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and will spend the next five years on probation.

        Leaton David Scott Moore, 30, was the owner of Blind Pig Tavern when a University of Mississippi female student claimed Moore drugged her drink and took her home so he could have sex with her. He was arrested on Nov. 14, 2008, and indicted by the grand jury in February 2009 and charged with sexual battery. (December 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Another interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District sworn in

          The second interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District was sworn into office Wednesday to temporarily fill the job that was left open when former U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee retired last year.

          Chief Judge Michael P. Mills, on behalf of the judges for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced the appointment of John Marshall Alexander as Interim U.S. Attorney, effective Dec. 28. Mills swore Alexander into office on Wednesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (December 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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            An early Christmas present

            D. Carroll Construction began work on the home of Lorine Clark yesterday as a Christmas present. The home was in need of some minor repairs and the company chose to do them for free as a community project. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Home needed for autistic orphaned teens

              Oxford School District’s behaviorist analyst Denise Collier has been caring for two autistic teenage boys since their mother died in November. She’s hoping someone will step up to take at least the higher functioning boy into their home and become his foster parents before they are turned back over to the state on Jan. 4. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Community responds to DHS Christmas plea

                In an effort to make Christmas special for their small clients, the staff at the Lafayette County branch of the Mississippi Department of Human Services asked the community to help them play Santa’s helpers to about 100 area children. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Remembering Christmases spent on South Lamar

                  Jack Mayfield takes us down Memory Lane as he recalls Christmases of the past when he spent the holidays with his grandparents in their South Lamar home. Read about his childhood memories in today’s Oxford Living. (December 23, 2010, Page 3B)

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                    Decorating during the holidays a tradition for local woman

                    Santa will definitely make an appearance at the Adams’ home in Abbeville this year. In fact, about 100 Santa’s are already displayed in their living room. See Katherine Adams winter wonderland in today’s Oxford Living on page 1. (December 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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