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Use caution with fireworks

Fun. Food. Fireworks.

The Fourth of July should be about all these things, but every year children and teens end up injured from the misuse of the latter – holiday fireworks. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Cause for celebration: A church building stands for 150 years

    This Fourth of July weekend, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County to attend a celebration of their 150 years in their church building located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North 9th Street. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)

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      Explosive weekend planned

      The community’s annual Fourth of July weekend starts with a bang Saturday morning with a fun run and ends with a boom Sunday night during a free fireworks display. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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        New laws take effect today

        A new law, aimed at fighting the state’s growing methamphetamine problem, has made any medications containing pseudoephedrine no longer available over-the-counter. A doctor’s prescription is now required to purchase common cold and allergy medications that include Advil Cold and Sinus, Aleve D, Claritin D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus Severe Cold and Zyrtec D. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Bank robber suspect nabbed

          Officers from several local law enforcement agencies responded to the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue on Wednesday to offer assistant to the Oxford Police Department in its pursuit of an alleged bank robber that resulted in the arrest of a Marks man. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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            On the occasion of the 4th of July: A journey of a lifetime

            Ole Miss journalism professor and guest columnist Samir Husni takes readers on his journey from childhood to now and from his homeland in Lebanon to taking the oath as a citizen of the United States as he and his family celebrate another special 4th of July. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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              A sabbatical journey reminds us how great home country is

              Guest columnist and O-U United Methodist Church pastor Warren Black got a special welcome back to the United States when he saw signs of how wonderful our country is when going through customs during a summer sabbatical. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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                OPD nabs suspected bank robber

                BREAKING NEWS: The Oxford Police Department has taken into custody an alleged bank robber who reportedly robbed the Federal Credit Union near Malco Oxford Cinema.

                The suspect was apprehended without incident near the bank about 20 minutes after the call was dispatched.

                A call came into 911 about 1:10 p.m. saying a black male, about 5-foot, 8-inches tall in a brown shirt with yellow stripes robbed the bank.

                All entrances to the old mall and Malco were closed off.

                How much money was taken or if a weapon was involved is unknown at this time.

                Check the EAGLE for updates. (June 30, 2010)

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                  Murder suspect seeks delay

                  An attorney representing murder suspect Caleb Corrothers will be asking the court to continue his trial slated for July 26.
                  Corrothers, who is facing the death penalty, was charged in July 2009 with the deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark who were shot and killed July 18, 2009, in their Lafayette County home. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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                    More tornado sirens installed

                    Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
                    The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
                    “We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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