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Police step up holiday enforcement

Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)

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    Three arrested for burglary spree




    The Oxford Police Department, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Metro Narcotics Unit have arrested three men for several burglaries around the city and county. Each face 12 counts of burglary and one count of possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute. They are being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (November 30, 2012, Page 2A)

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      LHS senior dies in car wreck

      A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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        Rash of car burglaries reported

        The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents in the northern part of Oxford to keep their vehicles secure and watch for suspicious people in their neighborhoods after a rash of vehicle burglaries Wednesday night. (September 6, 2012, Page 2)

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          Taylor man dead after being hit by car

          A Taylor man is the second area resident to be hit and killed while walking on the side of the road in the last week. However, law enforcement is saying the two are not connected.
          Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, was found laying on County Road 323 in Taylor at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)

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            Mom, daughter found safe

            A missing Oxford mother and daughter were found safe and sound at 4 a.m. by a police officer in Jones County during a traffic stop. (August 6, 2012, Page 2)

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              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)

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                Law officers expand patrols

                Local law enforcement officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Weekend to make sure no one spends their holiday grieving the loss of a loved one due to the lack of a seat belt or a drunk driver. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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                  Lukewarm reception to paid parking

                  Comments for and against, and questions about the city’s plan to implement paid parking to help manage parking issues on the Square where heard for about an hour Tuesday night during a public hearing at City Hall. (May 16, 2012, Page 1, 14)

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                    Unsolved murders few but active

                    Investigators from area sheriff’s departments are still actively pursuing several unsolved murder cases. Read about them in today’s EAGLE. (May 4, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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