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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Michael Mills

New Americans take oath of citizenship

Forty-seven people, from 19 different countries, were sworn in as United States citizens Thursday during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (December 21, 2012, Page 1A, 9A)

Court Briefs

Judge closes lawsuit against county

A lawsuit against former and current county officials claiming they railroaded former insurance agent Ken Nowlin into pleading guilty to crimes he didn’t commit, has been closed by a federal judge.

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Aycock found in favor of the defendants and ordered the case closed.

UM former employee pleads

Ben Willians, a former employee of the University of Mississippi, pleaded guilty Friday for stealing more than $67,000 while working in the Dean of Students office, according to the indictment. He was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation. (October 13, 2010, Page 2)

U.S. Attorney’s Office gets more time to respond to claim

U.S. District Judge Glenn H. Davidson signed an order Wednesday granting the government’s request for an extension to respond to a motion from insurance agent Ken Nowlin in regard to his guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy. (April 6, 2010, Page 2)

Insurance agent says guilty plea coerced

Ken Nowlin, the former insurance agent of record for Lafayette County, has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court in Oxford claiming his attorney forced him to plead guilty in an insurance scam case from 2007. (March 23, 2010, Page 1)

This week in Business

BRIEFS — Benjamin West joins the Oxford law firm Holcomb Dunbar as an associate attorney; A ribbon cutting was held Thursday at Mississippi Auto Arms Inc.; Viking Range Corp. is laying off 20 more people in Greenwood. (February 22, 2010, Page 6)

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