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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Andrew Howorth

Parties gear up for primary elections

Local circuit court and chancery judges qualify for 2014 election while U.S. Senate and House races get ready for June primary. (April 30, 2014, Page 1, 16)

17 complete local drug court

Seventeen participants in the Third Judicial Drug Court graduated Tuesday after three years in the intense program that is an alternative sentence than prison for drug offenders. (February 12, 2014, Page 1)

Driver gets 12 years in Wheats’ deaths

On the day after what would have been Sarah Wheats’ 24th birthday, her family spent Monday morning at the Lafayette County Courthouse where the man responsible for her death, and the death of her brother John William Wheat, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. (September 24, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Criminals get second chance

The Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court saw its largest graduation to date Tuesday since forming in 2008 by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, with 35 receiving a medal and a certificate for completing the program, which is not an easy task. (August 8, 2013, Page 1)

City cabin OK’d for move to county

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved a wood cabin being moved from where it’s now located, off Old Taylor Road, to out in the county during its regular meeting Tuesday. (July 10, 2013, Page 1, 3)

Drug Court hosts third graduation

Eighteen people graduated from the Third Judicial Drug Court Wednesday. Two shared their story. Guest speakers Dr. Thomas Fowlkes and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker addressed the graduates to offer congratulations and advice. (August 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Williams guilty in stabbing death

David Jackson Williams of Olive Branch pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of manslaughter and kidnapping in the 2005 death of his girlfriend and Ole Miss student Demetria Bracey of Jackson. (July 16, 2012, Page 1)

State Supreme Court denies appeal in child rape case

Three local men found guilty of having sex with a 4-year-old girl in exchange for drugs will not have their appeal heard by the Mississippi Supreme Court. (March 30, 2012, Page 2A)

15 complete drug court

Fifteen people graduated from the Third District Drug Court Tuesday. The ceremony, held at the Lafayette County Courthouse, featured MS Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar as guest speaker and testimonials from three of the graduates. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

Supervisors end term much as they began

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers county government for The EAGLE, takes a look back at the four-year term of the current Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. She notes controversial decisions by the board, individually and collectively, as well as major accomplishment that have helped the county. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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