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Alyssa Schnugg

OPD to hold first 5K benefit run

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. May 21 for the first Law Enforcement 5K run that will benefit the families of fallen or injured police officers. The race will begin at 8 p.m. at the Oxford Police Department. Cost to register is $20 through May 20 and $30 on the day of the race. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)

Prosecutor disqualified in Scruggs case

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. disqualified Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Norman from future proceedings involving Zach Scruggs. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)

Disaster victims can get food help

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is offering a one-time food assistance program to the residents of the storm-damaged areas of Lafayette County. Residents have until 7 p.m. Friday to apply for the assistance. To apply, visit the DHS office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday. The office is located at 819 Jackson Ave. For more information, call 866-920-6362. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)

Group protests death penalty

While their views varied in small detail, those who gathered in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse Tuesday evening to protest the lethal injection killing of convicted killer Benny Joe Stevens, they all shared one common belief that killing another human is wrong, even when it’s called  ”justice.” (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

Nurturing kids focus of new effort

The United Way has gained a step toward its attempt at making Oxford an official child-friendly community after being accepted as a candidate community to gain Excel by 5 certification. (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

Local officers honored for DUI arrests

Three Oxford police officers were honored recently for keeping the roads safer by getting drunk drivers off of them.

The awards were presented April 27 by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the state Office of Highway Safety to DUI officers David Sabin, Hildon Sessums and Chris Ray. (May 10, 2011, Page 2)

Judge considers motions to disqualify prosecutor

After a full day of testimony and arguments Monday, U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr. said he will take up to 48 hours to rule on whether U.S. Assistant Attorney Bob Norman should be disqualified from testifying at any future hearings involving Zach Scruggs. (May 10, 2011, Page 1)

County to turn debris into mulch

Lafayette County has brought in two large grinders to help turn the tons of fallen trees, limbs and brush into tons of mulch. Homeowners can leave the debris at the curb in the storm-riddled areas and crews will pick it up and bring it to the Lafayette County Industrial Park where the grinders are located. (May 10, 2011, Page 1)

Tornado victims come together to rebuild

Driving down the roads where the tornado carved a path from the Highway 7-9 split, down to Pine Flat, through the Yocona community and ending at Highway 6 East, destruction is evident almost everywhere the eye can see. From fallen trees to houses missing roofs to homes demolished. What can also be seen is neighbor helping neighbor. (May 6, 2011, Page 1B)

Zach Scruggs asks for father’s return

Zach Scruggs is asking the U.S. District Court to allow his father, disgraced attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, to return to Oxford so he can testify on his son’s behalf. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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