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Hands off Drug Court

Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth is ordering the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to “cease and desist” from interfering with operations of the Circuit Court, particularly the Drug Court. An order filed Thursday demands the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Oxford woman becomes homeowner with help of USDA loan

    After renting for several years, Lori Barnes can sum up how she feels about finally owning her own home in one word.
    “Mine,” she said with a chuckle. “Mine, mine, mine. I can do what I want. I can paint it lime green if I want to.”

    Through the help of the USDA Rural Grant Program, she is now the proud owner of a brick home in Garden Terrace. (June 18, 2010, Page 9A)

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      Supervisor leaves county business behind to help orphans in Africa

      Ray Sockwell Jr. took off his Lafayette County supervisor hat for three weeks and replaced it with his U.S. Marine reservist helmet when he went to Morocco in May. 1st Sgt. Sockwell helped raise money for medical supplies for an orphanage.. (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

        The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
        The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
        Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

         (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Caregivers at NMRC charged with abuse crimes

          Two former caregivers with the North Mississippi Regional Center have been charged with crimes against vulnerable adults, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
          Charged were Maggie Warren, 40, of Bruce and Zeporia Jones, 24, of 116 County Road 449 in Lafayette County.

           (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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            Shelters, Pantry receive grant money

            Four local organizations that offer emergency food and shelter have been awarded grant money by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board that is made up of local representatives from several nonprofit agencies. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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              OHS among top 6 percent in nation

              Oxford High School was again rated one of the top schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. The school ranked higher this year, moving up from 1,300 to 1,112.

               (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Honor for ‘Preacher’ Lovelady very fitting

                Family members are putting together a very fitting tribute to Morris “Preacher” Lovelady, who’s contributed so much to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community through his work on campus, with the summer baseball programs and with Boy Scouts. The “Preacher” Lovelady Silver Beaver Golf Scramble, set for July 17 at the University Golf Course, will honor Lovelady and benefit one of his favorite causes. (June 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Two arrested for failure to pay taxes

                  Two Oxford business owners were arrested this week for failing to pay their sales tax.
                  Since the charge is a misdemeanor, the names of the two are not being released.
                  According to Kathy Waterbury of the Mississippi State Tax Commission, the commission uses criminal procedures only as a last resort. (June 17, 2010, Page 2)

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                    When stroke strikes, time is of the essence

                    Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about how and why strokes happen as well as giving warning signs and the proper reaction to those signs in the first part in a series about strokes. (June 17, 2010, Page 14)

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