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NAACP local reps, law enforcement discuss county murders

Members of the local chapter of the NAACP met with law enforcement officials Thursday to discuss the rash of murders in the county and how they can help each other to bring the communities together to bring an end to the violence. (July 15, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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    Open-carry gun law debated

    The open-carry law which was set for today but has been postponed until a hearing on July 8 has caused concern with local law enforcement and officials. (July 1, 2013, Page 1)

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      Patrols added at Wellsgate after 2 wrecks

      Extra patrols have been added to Wellsgate after two car wrecks in two days. (May 10, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Search for missing teen continues

        The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and area search and rescue teams were back out this morning in the Grinder Switch area searching for missing 19-year-old Stephen Tyler Emerick.

         (May 2, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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          Answers sought in death of county man

          Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are awaiting autopsy reports from the state medical examiner’s office in Jackson before moving forward with the death of Abbeville resident Gary Blackmon who was found Monday morning on the ground under a bridge off Highway 7 North. (April 2, 2013, Page 1)

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            Sheriff’s Department gets new ride

            The Lafayette county Sheriff’s Department has four new Dodge Chargers on its fleet that stand out amongst the others. (March 19, 2013, Page 2)

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              Death investigated as homicide

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has positively identified a body found Sunday near FNC Park in a creek was that of West Springhill resident McKenzie Darrell Frierson and has ruled the death a homicide. (March 5, 2013, Page 1)

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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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