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David J. Williams out on bond

David Jackson Williams, 28, is at home in Olive Branch with family after posting a $100,000 bond at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He was convicted in 2008 in the stabbing death of Demetria Bracey of Jackson three years before. The Supreme Court granted him a new trial in December ruling that the trial judge erred by not giving the jury the option of finding Williams guilty of assisted suicide. Since the conviction was overturned, the presumption of innocence returns to Williams and was granted bond. A new trial date has been set for Oct. 17. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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    Ole Miss Relay for Life set for weekend

    The  Ole Miss Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. at the Circle on campus and go all night until 6 a.m. Saturday. There are 36 teams signed up to participate with 322 people participating. As of Tuesday, the teams have raised about $20,000 collectively. (March 23, 2011, Page 3)

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      Book conference begins Thursday

      The eighteenth annual Conference for the Book kicks off Thursday with three days of free events celebrating literature. For information, visit (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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        Double Decker lineup revealed

        Full Line up

        Friday night – on South Stage

        Ticketed event $10, show from 6 to 11 p.m.

        Okkerville River

        Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

        Old Crow Medicine Show

        Saturday – Two stages

        Free music

        South Stage:

        11 -12:30 Rising Star Fife and Drum

        12:30-1:30 Valerie June

        2 -3 Shooting Out the Lights

        3:30-4:30 Eric Lindell

        5 -6 Glen David Andrews

        North Stage:

        11:30-12:30 Aaron Hall

        1-2 Jimmy Philips Band

        2:30-3:30 Lost Bayou Ramblers

        4-5 Justin Townes Earle

        5:30-6:30 Cedric Burnside

        7-8 North Mississippi AllStars (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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          Legislators need to work this conflict out

          There’s a new “R” word being thrown around that has folks up in arms – “redistricting.” State legislators cannot agree on new district lines for the state House and Senate, and now it appears some members of the House will be joining a lawsuit that could involve the Senate. Editor Don Whitten notes that legislators need to work this one out – and soon – or voters will take care of the problem in one or two upcoming elections. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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            Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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              Miss. bar drops Scruggs’ complaint against attorney

              The Mississippi Bar has dismissed a complaint filed against attorney Tony Farese by one of his former clients — Zach Scruggs, who was one of several local attorneys who served time in prison for their rolls in a judicial bribery attempt. (March 22, 2011, Page 2)

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                Think before you burn

                With warmer temperatures and light breezes, burning leaves and lawn debris can get out of hand quickly. However, the U.S. Forestry and Mississippi Forestry Commission have been burning hundreds of acres over the last week in an attempt to keep wildfires at bay. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Hospital talks continue

                  The city, county and hospital met behind closed doors on Monday to discuss how the Baptist Memorial Hospital Care Corp. selects the best site for a new hospital. The city and county also discussed concerns with the memorandum of understanding. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Taking a leap back in time

                    Votes for Prom king and queen for the Leap Frog 1950′s themed prom are now being accepted at Tickets can also be purchased for the April 1 event for $25 or $40 per couple. (March 22, 2011, Page 3)

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