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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.

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Festival brings folks to Abbeville

Annual fall festival event attracts more vendors and visitors for this year’s celebration in Abbeville. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

Abbeville native gets chance on TV series

Abbeville native Kimberly Ward will compete on the “Design Wars” reality television show that will be aired on HGTV this fall. (July 19, 2011, Page 1)

Mom gets 12 years in child’s death

An Abbeville woman charged in the death of her infant child in December 2009 will serve at least 12 years in prison. See all dispositions from the April court term. (May 13, 2011, Page 1A)

Carr dealing with tragedy of house fire

Yes, bad things do happen to good people. Just ask Janice Carr, whose home and all her belongings were destroyed last week in a fire. Carr, who’s involved in a large number of community-oriented projects and programs, is dealing with the loss, however, as Editor Don Whitten writes in explaining her positive approach to life’s challenges. (April 27, 2011, Page 4)

Three Rivers helps drive community

From Meals on Wheels to WIN Job Centers, Three Rivers provides education possibilities, workforce training and services to the elderly on a regular basis. (April 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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