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Autry gets new lawyer

A man accused of shooting and killing his brother and holding his father hostage for several hours was given a new attorney and more time before heading for trial during a hearing on Friday at the Lafayette County Courthouse.

Bilethon Autry’s trial was continued Friday by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth until the April court term to allow more time for his new attorney to prepare his case. (January 17, 2011, Page 1)

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    Concerns with autopsy delay

    Concerns are growing over the time it takes for autopsies to be performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Jackson. Some families are waiting more than a week to get their loved one’s body returned home for the funeral and 30 to 60 days for the report to be mailed so they can collect insurance money to help pay for the funeral. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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      MLK Jr. Day events planned

      From the moment the sun rises on Monday until it sets in the evening, events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will offer area residents an opportunity to share a meal and prayers in the name of peace and community togetherness.

      Kicking off at 7 a.m. will be the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration in Abbeville that begins with a full breakfast buffet at the Abbeville School on County Road 115.

      As the sun starts its descent on the LOU community, folks will gather in Oxford at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, just west of the Square, for the annual candle light vigil hosted by Second Baptist, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Eta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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        ‘Complete street’ policy studied for Oxford

        Oxford City Planner Tim Akers is trying to follow up on one of the main discussions at the recent Sustainability Conference in Oxford by starting to draft a “complete streets” policy for city officials to consider. (January 14, 2011, Page 3A)

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          It’s snow joke

          Oxford was turned into a winter wonderland this week after an average of 8 inches of snow fell Sunday night and early Monday morning when a winter storm blew into north Mississippi.

          Throughout most of this past week, EAGLE photographer Bruce Newman captured Oxonians of all ages enjoying the rare gift from Mother Nature. Here he includes some of his photos that capture some of the community’s snow-covered landscape sans people. (January 14, 2011, Page 1B)

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            CVS Pharmacy gets planning commission nod

            The Oxford Planning Commission approved, by a 5-1 vote Thursday, site plans for a new CVS Pharmacy to be built on Jackson Avenue West where Rainbow Cleaners is currently located. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Early history of medical care in Oxford

              With an upcoming meeting planned to discuss possibilities for a new facility for Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips take a look back at medical care in the community from the 1950s to today. (January 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Science, fair?

                Have you been working on a science project lately. Or perhaps you’ve been helping someone with theirs? Staff Writer Melanie Addington debates the pros and cons of science fair projects and learns that she’s certainly not alone. (January 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Bus tracking system in place

                  Tracking the bus got a little easier. Now riders can go to www.nextbus.com or call 550-2039 to find out when the bus will be at their stop. (January 13, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Circuit drug court nears 3-year anniversary

                    The 3rd Circuit Drug Court should see its first graduates this summer, said Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, who started the drug court about two and a half years ago.

                    Howorth explained what the drug court was and how it’s helping save Lafayette County residents tax dollars during an address he made Wednesday to the Oxford Kiwanis Club at Fat Cat’s Restaurant. (January 13, 2011, Page 1)

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