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Man beaten to death

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
Derald “Pete” Connell, 69, died from injuries he received from an assault that took place off Highway 6 East, in the area of the county near the Brittany Woods subdivision, Investigator Scott Mills said. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Taking calls that save lives

    Located inside the same building as the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center, E911 handles and dispatches all fire calls for both the city and county, police emergencies for the Sheriff’s Department and all medical emergency calls, dispatching ambulances from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, for both the city and county. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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      A book on redheads – who’d have believed it?

      Editor Don Whitten talks about memories of growing up with red hair – some would ask if he ever had any hair – after seeing a book titled “Little Redheads Across America.” So what’s the true story for redheads or those who once were redheads? (April 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Doug Fancher writes a response to a recent letter by Harley Garrett discussing the Health Care bill and other issues. (April 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Murder in Lafayette County

          The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. last night.

          Investigators are not releasing how the victim, Derald “Pete” Connell, was killed; only that he was the victim of an assault.

          Investigator Scott Mills said the assault took place off Highway 6 East near Oxford.

          “We have no motives at this time,” Mills said. “Although, we do have some suspects.” (April 2, 2010)

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            Concert set to fund Burns-Belfry restoration

            In order to raise funds for the oldest African-American structure in Oxford, the Burns-Belfry Heritage Cultural Center, the community is invited to the Worship Experience on April 23.
            The concert, to be held at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center, will have the Mississippi Mass Choir headlining along with F@VoR3D, University of MS Gospel Choir, and a local choir consisting of singers from several area churches and being organized by Tom Barrett of First Baptist Church.

             (April 2, 2010, Page 2A)

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              Summer camps drawing near

              An abundance of summer camps are being offered for LOU area children that include summer fun, arts and crafts, learning about the environment, the universe and even what it’s like to be a college student. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Residents object to rate hike request

                Henry Pace and several other Lafayette County residents have issued complaints with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, protesting Bell Utilities’ request to raise its water and sewer rates by about 40 percent. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Health bills – and Pell grants?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Enjoy the eggs, but don’t forget what Easter’s about

                    This is the week and weekend for dying eggs, hunting eggs, eating eggs and getting involved with all kinds of Easter fun. Editor Don Whitten recalls his days having that fun; however, he also stresses it’s more important to remember what Easter is really all about. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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