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Balducci testifies at judicial bribery hearing

The man who got the ball rolling that would eventually knock down several local attorneys testified for more than four hours Monday at the hearing where former attorney Zach Scruggs’ hopes to clear his name

The hearing is expected to last several days. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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    OUS T-1 class a success

    Oxford University School announced it will again hold a transitional first grade class next year after the first year proved to be a success for students that needed a year between kindergarten and first grade. (May 24, 2011, Page 8)

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      Education briefs

      • Kayla Sue Mize fundraiser this week
      • Consolidated federal programs application review for Oxford and Lafayette
      • BES announces citizens of the month
      • McCormick honored by Mississippi College
      • Carwyle receives scholarship
      • Locals graduate from Delta State
      • OE names Shining Stars
      • Freeman graduates from Carson-Newman
      • Suggs-Brigety prepares for summer fellowship
      • Tucker places at SkillsUSA state competition
      • FFA helps storm victims
      • Della Davidson students prepare messages of hope
      • OHS 76 class reunion
      • Yocona 61 class reunion
      • Yocona School reunion for all classes

       (May 24, 2011, Page 9)

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        Sturm Und Drang

        Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)

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          Couple turn love of antiques into livlihood

          Taylor couple turn overflow of antique furniture into a business. (May 23, 2011, Page 5)

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            Corrothers gets death

            A 12-person jury decided Friday Caleb Corrothers should “suffer death” for shooting and killing father and son, Frank and Taylor Clark, in July 2009. The jury had the choice of sentencing Corrothers to the death penalty of life in prison without parole. (May 23, 2011, Page 1)

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              Local high schools graduate hundreds

              Lafayette and Oxford High Schools held their graduation ceremonies last weekend with both having student speakers that noted a serious theme: the fragile nature of life and the importance of making the most of the brief time they have. (May 23, 2011, Page 1,)

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                911, 411, 811 not the only quick dial numbers

                Most of us have dialed 4-1-1 on our phones to get someone’s number. We’ve been taught to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. And we’ve heard about how you should “call 8-1-1 before you dig.” Did you know, though, that there are other quick dial numbers. Editor Don Whitten shares what he’s learned about 211, 311, 511 and others. (May 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Jury sends Corrothers to death row

                  Blog: A female juror openly wept as Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth read the jury’s verdict sentencing Caleb Corrothers to the death sentence.

                  Corrothers was convicted Thursday night of killing Frank and Taylor Clark and wounding Tonya Clark in July 2009 in the Clark’s home off Bell River Road.

                  Corrothers was out on parole for six weeks when he killed the Clarks, apparently over drugs and money. He has served 10 years in prison on four counts of armed robbery.

                  Defense attorneys tried to convince the jury that Corrothers’ bad childhood, living in poverty and without a father figure, set him on a path that led him to the courtroom facing the death penalty. The state told the jury it was just excuses and that Corrothers should be held responsible for the choices he’s made. (May 20, 2011)

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                    Jury deliberates to decide sentence

                    Blog: The jury went into deliberations at about 5 p.m. and are still out deciding whether Caleb Corrothers will be put on death row or spend the rest of his life in prison.

                    The jury heard testimony from Corrother’s former teacher and a psychologist this afternoon before both sides rested around 3 p.m. Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth gave jury instructions and then Assistant District Attorney Ben Creekmore presented the closing arguments for the state while Kelsey L. Rushing with the Mississippi Office of the Capital Defense Counsel presented arguments for the defense. (May 20, 2011)

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