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Oxford family welcome first baby of new year

Santana Hervey, of Oxford, welcomes her son, Javian Isaiah Hervey, who was Lafayette County’s first baby born in the New Year. He arrived at 2:02 a.m. New Year’s Day at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. (January 3, 2014, Page 3A)

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    Year in Review: 2013 marred by murders

    A rash of murders took place in the fourth quarter of this year accompanied by four other murders earlier in the year. Other highlights from this quarter include: new hotel plans, C Spire competitions and much more. (December 31, 2013, Page 1)

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      100s say goodbye to Garys

      More than 600 people attended the funeral services Saturday for Carol Gary and her 12-year-old son who were shot to death Nov. 8 in their South Oaks home. (November 18, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

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        Son charged in double murder

        A former law enforcement officer has been charged with the murders of his mother and half-brother who were found shot to death in their home near the South Oaks subdivision Friday.


         (November 11, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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          Mother, son killed in South Oaks

          The Oxford Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at about 6 this morning in the South Oaks subdivision. Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and her 12-year-old son were found dead. They had both been shot. Gary is the principal at Davidson Elementary in Water Valley.  Check The EAGLE for updates. (November 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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            Watermelon Carnival promises to be bigger, tastier

            The Water Valley Watermelon Festival will be held this weekend with 120 vendors, games for children, music, barbecue and watermelon, lots of watermelon. (July 31, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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              Troops return, others prepare to depart

              Some area troops with the Mississippi National Guard have just come home from deployment overseas while others preparing to head to Afghanistan. In Oxford, veteran groups are busy preparing for Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony to honor all veterans who saw their final deployment in service to their country. (May 24, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

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                Locally brewed beer coming to area

                Yalobusha Brewing Company is only a couple months out from its first brewing and already they are investing over $1 million in Water Valley. Another local brewer is working with a company in Alabama to have local beer in Oxford. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)

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                  Shooting in Water Valley

                  The Water Valley Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 10 p.m. Saturday during a private party held at Doc’s Table, a former restaurant on Main Street that left two injured, one being the shooter with a possible self-inflicted wound. (February 25, 2013, Page 2A)

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                    WV shooting victim dies

                    Latonya DeWayne Carr, 33, died Tuesday from gunshot wounds to his head that he received New Year’s Eve in what Water Valley investigators are calling a drug deal gone bad. Carr, originally from Batesville, was living recently in Water Valley. Warrants have been issued for Spencer Tyrone Morgan, 40, James Johnson Jr. 25, and Kevin E. Kelly, 34, who are being charged with murder. Anyone with information should call 662-473-2933. (January 9, 2013, Page 2)

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