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Alyssa Schnugg

Local law enforcement officials warn against scams

The Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department want to warn the public about falling victim to scams where they are told they have won money in a sweepstakes and all they have to do, is wire them a “handling fee.” (July 13, 2011, Page 2)

Blistering heat settles in

Temperatures are expected to hit 101 today and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, with heat index readings reaching 116. However, showers are expected Wednesday evening that could bring temperatures back down to the mid-90s over the weekend. (July 12, 2011, Page 1)

Meth law cuts case load

A year-old law requiring cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine to be dispensed only by a doctor’s prescription is helping law enforcement battle methamphetamine. (July 11, 2011, Page 1)

Jail must adapt for mentally ill

Lafayette County must make mandatory changes to its detention center to better accommodate the mentally ill or face paying $15,000 for every person it must send out of county to be held before a bed opens at a state hospital. (July 8, 2011, Page 1A)

OPD takes home awards at LawFit competition

Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

More than 200 area children attend WinShape Camp

WinShape Camps C3 (Camps Connecting Communities) made Oxford one of three stops in Mississippi as it opened up its day camp for more than 200 area children this week at the Oxford Community Center. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)

Debris cleared yet?

Lafayette County residents who still have storm debris around their property have about two weeks to get it picked up and hauled away. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)

College Hill fire rating drops 2 points

Residents living in a five-mile radius of the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department’s College Hill station should see a decrease in the price of their homeowners insurance now that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau has reduced the area’s fire rating from 10 to 8. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)

Loggers banned on CR 432

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow the county road manager to route logging trucks down County Road 477 to avoid driving on CR 432 due to concerns over the weight of the trucks crossing the two bridges along the road. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

County shows little love for tennis

After almost an hour-long debate, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to meet with city of Oxford and University of Mississippi officials to discuss building additional tennis courts. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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