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Accused ricin writer to return to court today

Paul Kevin Curtis, who is being accused of sending letters laced with the deadly toxin to President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, is due to appear in court today in Oxford for a hearing on whether or not he deserves bond. (April 19, 2013, Page 1A)

Alleged ricin letter sender in Oxford

The Corinth man accused of mailing letters laced with a poison to President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker was transferred to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he is being held pending a court hearing. (April 18, 2013, Page 1, 5)

North Mississippi man arrested in toxic letters investigation

At approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, FBI Special Agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U. S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. The letters were addressed to a U. S. Senator, the White House, and a Mississippi justice official.
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Soldiers leave state; most never return

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield discusses local soldiers leaving Oxford during the Civil War and head toward the battlefield. (May 6, 2011, Page 2B)

Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

At war’s end, Oxford has first Christmas tree

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield talks about Oxford’s first community Christmas tree that was erected at the Memory House on University Avenue. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

How will lawmakers respond to Barbour’s budget?

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, heading into his final year in office, has submitted his annual Executive Budget Recommendations to members of the State Legislature. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of the numbers involving budget cuts are lower than anticipated, but there are expected to be battles in several areas before the FY 2012 budget is eventually adopted. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

Asian doctor returns to Mississippi roots

Dr. Son Lam, the son of Chinese shop owners in Saigon, came to the United States as a little boy when his family was sponsored by Tate Street Baptist Church in Corinth. Today, he practices with Oxford Nephrology Associates. Lucy Schultze visits with Lam in this week’s “A Conversation With …” (May 6, 2010, Page 3)

Chow Time Grill opens in Oxford

The new buffet restaurant replaces International Buffet, which was open only a few months in the West Jackson Avenue shopping center which also houses Johnson’s Furniture. The new restaurant features 200 items including both Chinese and American fare. (February 22, 2010, Page 6)

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