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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Lynch’s Lawyer asks court for new date for sentencing

Tony Farese, lawyer of former narcotics officer Searn Lynch, filed a motion Wednesday to delay Lynch’s June 24 sentence due to its conflict with another case the lawyer is involved with. Lynch was charged with obtaining prescription medicines by using deception in April. (June 7, 2013, Page 8A)

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    Getting confused by ‘legal lingo’

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about laws, lawbreakers and punishment, wondering why a recent court report showed a large number of those convicted of crimes getting probation rather than jail time. (February 28, 2013, Page 4)

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      Deciding who or what gets into the Crime Report

      Oxford Eagle Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers courts and crime, receives lots of emails and calls asking why – or why not – something or someone made it into the daily crime report. Schnugg explains the newspaper’s policy and gives a bit of background for readers who might be wondering. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

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        The law says what?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about some of our laws and the enforcement of laws after hearing rumors of legalizing marijuana use in Mississippi and then seeing that many current marijuana offenders are getting off easy in court. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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          Nothing Frivolous About That

          A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)

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