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Alyssa Schnugg

Businessman will spend day in jail

Former Oxford businessman Dino Jerry Grisanti was sentenced Thursday to spend one day in jail and pay a $7,500 fine after he pleaded guilty in October to a $2 million bank fraud scheme. (May 27, 2011, Page 2A)

More fairs needed in Oxford say carnival-goers

Children of all ages are enjoying the rides and attractions at the Oxford Shrine Club Spring Fest carnival being held through Saturday night across from the Oxford Conference Center. (May 27, 2011, Page 1B, 3B)

LHS grad, 19, killed in wreck

Demetrius Owens, 19, of Lafayette County was killed Friday morning when the car he was a passenger in overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (more…) (May 27, 2011)

Valor recalled

Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.

— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson

— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.

— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)

Community begins to rebuild

The storms on April 27 — one month ago today — destroyed 18 homes and damaged hundreds of other homes and businesses around the county. The neighborhoods of Pine Flat, Yocona and north Oxford are rebuilding as the community joins together to help form a new long-term recovery group. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A, 8A)

Road projects get green light

Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

Another storm blows through

While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

Whew – we’re all still here

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at “surviving” the predicted Judgment Day last weekend, and takes a closer look at why she’d rather hang around a while longer before moving on for eternity. (May 26, 2011, Page 4)

Crime on the decline

Preliminary FBI figures for 2010 show crime is down from 2009 across the nation. Oxford seems to be following a similar trend. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)

County Planning Commission examines subdivision regulations

The Lafayette County Planning Commissioners were given proposed changes to the county’s subdivision regulations by County Engineer Larry Britt during their regular meeting Monday evening at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (May 24, 2011, Page 3)

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