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Abbeville

Lafayette man found dead

A Lafayette County man was found dead Monday morning off Highway 7 near Abbeville.
The body of long-time county resident Gary Blackmon, 49, was found by passersby early Monday near a bridge on Highway 7 North. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said Blackmon’s body was transferred to Jackson for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Check The EAGLE for updates. (April 1, 2013)

Pastor charged with molesting child

Larry Singleton, the pastor of Bay Springs Baptist Church, was arrested Monday by the Tate County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of sexual battery of a minor. (December 5, 2012, Page 2)

County officials craft solid budget

Editor Don Whitten praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and all of the county officials and department heads who worked together to come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows the county to actually lower its millage rate. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Burglar hits Abbeville twice

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred in Abbeville Sunday night.
According to officials, a burglar attempted to break into the Abbeville Post Office and then broke into the Abbeville Bank. (June 26, 2012, Page 2)

Paraplegic stays on the go

It’s hard to live in Oxford and not have seen Allen Toles push his way around Oxford in his wheelchair. He seems to be everywhere. Toles agreed to allow EAGLE staff writer tell his story in today’s paper. (April 26, 2012, Page 1)

Abbeville man found safe

A 77-year-old man from Abbeville, Wayne Parks Ward, is back at home after he was missing for more than 24 hours. Ward was found in Fair Oaks, Ark. after he flagged down a truck driver asking for directions. The truck driver contacted local police. (April 11, 2012, Page 2)

Abbeville man missing

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a 77-year-old man who has been missing since noon Monday. Wayne Parks Ward of Abbeville left Memphis around noon and headed home but never arrived. Family says Ward has been somewhat forgetful in recent months. He is driving a white, Ford F150 with license plate number LY3490. Anyone with information should call LCSD at 234-6421. (April 10, 2012, Page 2)

Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

$5,000 reward offered in bank robbery

The Lafayette County Crimestopers and Bank of Holly Springs are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for robbing a bank in Abbeville on Tuesday. (December 2, 2011, Page 2A)

*Breaking news* Abbeville Bank robbed

An armed gunman robbed the Abbeville Bank this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

(more…) (November 29, 2011, Page 1)

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