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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mississippi Attorney General's Office

Alcohol sting nets 59 citations

The Oxford Police Department, along with ABC and Youth Service Division of the Attorney General’s Office investigated several Oxford stores and restaurants last night, conducting compliance checks which results in 59 citations and two charged with selling alcohol to a minor. (September 20, 2013, Page 8A)

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    Mortgage consortium aimed to help keep homes

    For those going through, or attempting to avoid foreclosure on your home, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office is holding a mortgage consortium from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center that will provide legal help and information. (April 8, 2013, Page 3)

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      Mom: Pardon of son’s killer unfair

      Norma Tallant Cain still misses her son, Scott Tallant, who was killed in 1991 by a drunk driver. Her pain has been amplified recently with her son’s killer being pardoned by former governor Haley Barbour earlier this month. Read her story in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2012, Page 1)

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        Campaign finance laws challenged

        Five Lafayette County residents have filed a First Amendment lawsuit Thursday against state officials challenging campaign finance laws. (October 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Two nursing home workers arrested in unrelated cases

          A nurse at Graceland Care Center was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing hydrocodone pills and a maintenance worker at Yalobusha County Nursing Home was arrested Monday for allegedly fondling a patient. Both arrests stem from investigations by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Department. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)

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            Two courts deny voting lawsuit

            The lawsuit, filed by Earl Tucker, 96, on Oct. 20, claims the state was violating his rights by placing observers in voting precincts who might require someone to present photo identification.

            On Oct. 28, U.S. District Court Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr. dismissed the suit which asked for a temporary restraining order to prohibit the observers and challenged the Mississippi Voter Identification Petition that will be appear on the November 2011 statewide ballot. The measure, if successful, would require photo identification at all voter polls in the state.

            Tucker’s attorney, Alvin O. Chambliss of Oxford, filed a motion of injunction with the Court of Appeals which denied the motion on Monday. (November 3, 2010, Page 3)

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              Foster parent guilty of abusing foster child

              A Lafayette County jury took four hours to deliver a guilty verdict against a former Oxford man, charged with molesting his 16-year-old foster child.

              David Campbell, 46, was originally charged with fondling by a person in a position of trust or authority and sexual battery by a person in a position of trust or authority. The jury acquitted Campbell on the sexual battery, but found him guilty on the fondling charge. (September 28, 2010, Page 1)

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