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Third District Circuit Court

Pita Pit assault nets 16-year prison sentence for Oxford man

The Lafayette County Circuit Court settled more than 70 cases during the April court term including a case where a man was convicted by a jury for beating a woman while she was working at Pita Pit this summer. Read about this and all cases handled during the April court term in today’s EAGLE. (May 14, 2014, Page 1, 10)

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    Billboard company sues city

    Lamar OCI South Corp., which owns 18 billboards inside the city limits, is suing the city in the U.S. District Federal Court and in the Third Circuit Court, in an attempt to fight the city from forcing the company to remove the billboards and place them in industrial-zoned areas only. (May 22, 2012, Page 1)

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      Bigamist, Taylor arson cases top April court term

      The April court term for the Lafayette County Circuit Court wrapped up at the end of April. Read today’s EAGLE for highlights on some of the more notable cases and a listing of all felony cases disposed of during the term, including DUI appeals. (May 9, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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        More records placed online

        Criminal and civil cases through the Third District Circuit Court in Lafayette County are now available online through Delta Computer Systems. Joining them on the information highway are the Lafayette County general and vendor ledgers through Three Rivers Planning and Development District. (February 20, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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          Jury awards $350,000 in assault lawsuit

          A jury awarded an Oxford man $350,000 in damages for injuries he claims he suffered after another man punched him in the face several times in July 2009. (December 14, 2011, Page 2)

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            Busby honored for service

            Mary Alice Busby said good bye to friends and fellow coworkers Friday night during her retirement party. Busby has served as Lafayette County circuit court clerk for more than 24 years. (December 12, 2011, Page 1)

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              Drug court graduates first class

              Drug court graduates express gratitude for a new chance at life during a ceremony Tuesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

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                Some cases not prosecuted

                At least three cases involving crimes against children have been retired to the files during the October court term.

                Third Circuit District Attorney Ben Creekmore said he could not comment on the individual cases but that in general, sexual-based crimes are prosecuted like any other crimes, however, just because there’s been an arrest, doesn’t necessarily mean there is always a conviction.

                See these cases and other results from the October Court Term in today’s EAGLE. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Retiring judge honored

                  The retirement party for the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Henry L. Lackey was suppose to be a “roast and toast” event. While many of the speeches made by about 16 people about the Calhoun County judge caused a few chuckles — and even a few tears, it was Lackey himself who invoked rounds of hearty laughter as he lovingly roasted them in return.

                  He announced his intent to retire at a Christmas party in 2009. His term will end Dec. 31.  About 300 people attended Lackey’s retirement party Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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