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Charges dropped against Oxford man

Charges against a man who allegedly molested a minor under the age of 15 more than 20 years ago have been dismissed.

See all of July’s court term results in today’s EAGLE. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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    Homes of convicted child molesters burn this morning

    With the former occupants in prison, two homes that were left empty burned down early this morning on County Road 250.
    Firefighters with the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to 49 CR 250 at about 4:54 this morning where they discovered a wood house and a mobile home on fire. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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      Teenagers need back-to-school shots, too

      Good Health columnist, Dr. Shaun Helmhout, discusses newly developed vaccines to protect your teen. (August 5, 2010, Page 14)

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        That time of the year

        Staff Writer Melanie Addington urges parents to get involved with their children’s education, and notes the excitement at her house as her son gets ready for his first day as a seventh-grader. (August 5, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Jason Plunk urges local officials, including the mayor, Board of Aldermen and the alcohol task force, to take a “fair and impartial” approach when gathering information and making a decision concerning Sunday sales of alcohol. (August 5, 2010, Page 4)

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            Six arrested for insurance fraud

            The parents of several minors who allegedly faked a wreck have been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
            The staged “wreck” took place in August 2008 in Lafayette County, allegedly involving two vehicles and several minors. The minors have not been charged. (August 4, 2010, Page 2)

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              City may buy Bell assets

              After nine months of negotiations and appraisals, the city of Oxford is ready to offer Bell Utilities $2.3 million to purchase its systems and assets. The city would not be buying Bell Utilities as an entire entity, only its water/sewer systems and customer base. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                Arts Council named finalist for award

                You can help the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council win $20,000 by going online and voting for the organization. YAC has been selected as a finalist for the award in the “50 States for Good” program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine. To vote, visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community-involvement/living-well/finalists-overview/poll (August 4, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Plan: No Parking on Square

                  Architect Edye Conkerton was asked by city officials to look at ways to beautify Oxford’s central business district. The plan calls for making the Square more pedestrian friendly by getting rid of 170 parking spaces. The project would only move forward if and when a new parking garage is constructed near the Square. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                    City eyes ban on fake pot

                    On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors  banned the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana for the entire county, which included inside the city limits.
                    Just to make sure the message is clear, the Oxford Board of Aldermen are also considering an ordinance banning the fake marijuana that’s known by several brand names, including K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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