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County fairs offer a little bit of everything

County fairs and livestock shows used to fill the schedule of events in the summer months around the state, but now are not as commonplace. Editor Don Whitten looks at what they have to offer and suggests possibly taking in one of the nearby ones still going strong. (July 15, 2010, Page 4)

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    Student files complaint against UPD officer, alleging use of excessive force

    A University of Mississippi student filed a complaint against a university police officer last week, accusing the officer of using excessive force. The off-duty UPD officer allegedly observed the student and a friend walking on campus smoking marijuana. During the arrest the student said that the officer “never identified himself as a police officer.” (July 14, 2010, Page 2)

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      Request to demolish home in historic district hits snag

      A missing certified letter could have a historic home demolished. The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission asked the owner of 1405 Madison Avenue to appear at a public hearing, but Chipper Calhoon said he “was not informed of anything.” The property is considered historical to the district but damage to the structure makes it a possible fire hazard. (July 14, 2010, Page 2)

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        One pleads in theft ring

        On Monday one of five men plead guilty in a theft ring that crossed several counties. Cheyenne Wayne Fine will serve 13 years with five years of probation. More have been sentenced as the court term continues through the month of July. (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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          Can you hear me now?

          During the weekly meeting of the Oxford Lions Club, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley explained the state’s Zap the Gap program. The program is aimed at improving cell phone coverage in rural areas. Brandon told members that the number of people reporting no cellular service in Layfayette County is “amazing.” (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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            Garden plot holds so many memories

            EAGLE Co-Publisher Tim Phillips thinks back over the memories about the garden plot that he and his father, EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse Phillips, plant and harvest each year. It’s a labor of love for Jesse Phillips, and Tim Phillips says it’s something that he has come to appreciate just as much as his father. (July 14, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Thomas S. Howorth of Howorth & Associates Architects wrote to correct and clarify recent statements made about work on the Lafayette County courthouse clock and approval for payment. (July 14, 2010, Page 4)

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                Three indicted on meth charges

                Among the dozens of indictments handed down by the grand jury at the end of June, three county residents indicted for allegedly manufacturing and/or possessing methamphetamine , and a local woman has been officially indicted in the murder. (July 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Chancery clerks to attend Oxford conference

                  Chancery clerks from 60 counties in Mississippi will meet in Oxford this weekend. The annual conference will be held at the Inn at Ole Miss. Oxford has not hosted the conference since 2000. (July 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Supervisors OK response to Drug Court order

                    Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a written response drafted by County Attorney David O’Donnell to a court order that instructed the board to cease and desist from interfering with business of the 3rd Circuit Drug Court. A copy of the letter has not been made available. (July 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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