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Abbeville

Abbeville gets new town hall

Despite the fact the heat wasn’t working yet, members of the Abbeville Board of Alderman and Mayor Betsy Aloway held their regular meeting in the town’s newly built Town Hall for the first time Thursday night.

Construction began on the new building in early 2010 after the original building was torn down due to termite damage. Abbeville received a $100,000 grant in 2009 from the Mississippi Development Authority for the project. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Decorating during the holidays a tradition for local woman

Santa will definitely make an appearance at the Adams’ home in Abbeville this year. In fact, about 100 Santa’s are already displayed in their living room. See Katherine Adams winter wonderland in today’s Oxford Living on page 1. (December 23, 2010, Page 1B)

Owner has big plans for gun shop

ABBEVILLE — Finding the perfect gift for a gun enthusiast less than two weeks away from Christmas has become a little easier to accomplish thanks to TGC Outdoors and owner Josh Gregory.
The gun shop, located at the old sawmill in Abbeville, has been open since July with Gregory operating the business venture in his spare time from his role as the mill’s manager. Gregory’s pledge to his customers is to provide them with the best deal on a firearm while also adding a lifetime of knowledge about guns and the accessories that come with owning a pistol, rifle or shotgun. (December 13, 2010, Page 6A)

Tough times forces Yocona in Exile to close this weekend

After 15 years of serving eclectic, but always delicious dishes, the Yocona In Exile restaurant — previously Yocona River Inn — will close its doors this weekend.

Yocona in Exile was opened in Abbeville after a fire in the spring of 2009 destroyed the original restaurant, Yocona River Inn. Osborn relocated her restaurant and renamed it when she reopened it a year ago in Abbeville. The new restaurant gave the downtown area of the tiny town a spark of new life. (December 2, 2010, Page 2A)

Abbeville to get package store

Folks living in Abbeville who want to buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner, or some brandy to help keep them warm during the long, cold winter nights, will no longer have to drive 12 miles out of their way.

Lafayette County resident Will Matthews and New Albany resident Chandler Rogers have teamed up to open the Riverfront Wine and Spirits package store at 1040 Highway 7 North in Abbeville.

Matthews and Rogers said they chose the location because of its convenience for those citizens living in northern Lafayette County and southern Marshall County.

They received a permit from the Department of Revenue last week that allows them to open the package store in the city limits of Abbeville. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)

Solitude: Lamar and agriculture

L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)

Bond denied for alleged panty pirate

The man charged with breaking into several homes and stealing women’s lingerie has been denied bond.

Joseph Paul Lillo, of the Law Hills community in Marshall County, was arrested Sunday and charged with 11 counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into homes in the LOU area since June.

(more…) (October 5, 2010, Page 1)

Abbeville school restoration project nears completion

Volunteers are needed to help complete the restoration of the former Abbeville school and the Gordon Head Start Center. Help is also needed for people to donate money to replace the 21 windows. For information, contact Janice Carr at 662-380-0662 or jfclegal@bellsouth.net (October 1, 2010, Page 3A)

County officials warn residents against burning in dry weather

County officials were hoping to get an official burn ban in place for Lafayette County this morning at a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors; however, not enough supervisors were at the meeting to reach the quorum needed to approve the ban.

Three out of five supervisors are necessary to vote on anything official. Supervisors Robert Blackmon and Lloyd Oliphant were the only supervisors present at the meeting.

The item will be placed on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the Chancery Building. (September 30, 2010, Page 1)

30,000 Yankees encamped at College Hill

Stories of courage and honor surround the Yankee’s occupation in the  College Hill area after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant crossed the Tallahatchie River near Abbeville and went on to Oxford.

Grant’s second in command was Gen. William T. Sherman. He had crossed the Tallahatchie at Wyatt’s Crossing, just to the west of Abbeville, and had moved his 30,000 troops into the area around College Hill. (September 10, 2010, Page 3B)

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