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OPD nabs suspected bank robber

BREAKING NEWS: The Oxford Police Department has taken into custody an alleged bank robber who reportedly robbed the Federal Credit Union near Malco Oxford Cinema.

The suspect was apprehended without incident near the bank about 20 minutes after the call was dispatched.

A call came into 911 about 1:10 p.m. saying a black male, about 5-foot, 8-inches tall in a brown shirt with yellow stripes robbed the bank.

All entrances to the old mall and Malco were closed off.

How much money was taken or if a weapon was involved is unknown at this time.

Check the EAGLE for updates. (June 30, 2010)

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    Murder suspect seeks delay

    An attorney representing murder suspect Caleb Corrothers will be asking the court to continue his trial slated for July 26.
    Corrothers, who is facing the death penalty, was charged in July 2009 with the deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark who were shot and killed July 18, 2009, in their Lafayette County home. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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      More tornado sirens installed

      Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
      The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
      “We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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        Oil spill affects BP franchise owners

        Operators of local BP franchises say they, like many others around the nation, are feeling the negative effects of the oil spill in the Gulf. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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          Casting for commercial set July 8

          A public service announcement starring former Rebel Dexter McCluster, set to be filmed on the University of Mississippi campus on July 12, is looking for a few stars ages 4-25. Casting will be held on July 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center. E-mail photos and talent to missrachelnorth@gmail.com or call 323-839-3646. (June 30, 2010, Page 3)

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            Top 10 things to eat, drink to deal with heat

            How do you cool off while playing golf, after mowing the yard or while working outside? Editor Don Whitten gives a list of the top 10 things you can eat or drink to help. No. 1? A big drink of water. (June 30, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jeff Justis writes to say that all Americans are still Americans regardless of their viewpoint, and points out that rhetoric in commentary and conversation can incite passions that put our country at risk. (June 30, 2010, Page 4)

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                County replies to insurance agent’s lawsuit

                Attorneys representing the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors denied allegations made by a former insurance agent who claimed the county set him up on conspiracy charges.
                The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 29, 2010, Page 2)

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                  City schools OK budget

                  The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Report: Oxford economy faring well

                    Oxford is struggling with some of the highest unemployment levels in years but new building permits are on the rise. Obviously, we’re in the midst of an economic boom.

                    That seems to be one of the conclusions that be drawn from a new report by USA Today. According to the report, Oxford is one of the fastest growing college towns in the country. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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