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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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                  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)

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                    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)

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