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Alyssa Schnugg

Governor signs law designed to help victims

A domestic violence-related bill  was signed into law recently by Gov. Haley Barbour that will make it a misdemeanor  criminal offense for someone to prevent a victim from seeking emergency medical or law enforcement assistance. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

Murder trial to be moved

Due to a high amount of publicity, a Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge has ordered the murder trial of Caleb Corrothers to be moved to another county. Corrothers is charged with killing Frank and Taylor Clark in July 2009. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

More help for the homeless

Homeless Task Force met on Sunday to discuss continued goals and projects already in place and plan for future projects aimed at helping reduce the amount of homeless and displaced persons in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

Meals made for hungry kids

More than 700 volunteers from around Oxford and the University of Mississippi helped prepare 142,000 meals that will be shipped off to Kenya this summer as part of the Feed the Hunger Pack-A-Thon that took place this weekend in the old Walmart building, located next to the Malco Theater. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

Panty thief indicted

A grand jury has indicted Joseph P. Lillo on 11 charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into the homes of local women and stealing their panties and other items. (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

Prosecutors’ attempt to block Williams retrial denied

State prosecutors have lost an attempt to have an appeals court rehear a decision to overturn a murder conviction for David Jackson Williams, who was found guilty in 2009 of killing Demetria Bracey, also a former Ole Miss student, with a knife and leaving her body in a closet for four days. (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

Homeless Task Force to meet Sunday

In an attempt to address the growing needs of Lafayette County’s homeless and displaced persons, the Homeless Task Force will be meeting on Sunday to update those attending on current projects and get some ideas for future ones. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the conference room of the Oxford Police Department. (February 25, 2011, Page 3A)

City achieves Class 4 fire rating

The city of Oxford has been awarded a Class 4 insurance rating by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. The rating bureau notified Oxford officials on Tuesday that Oxford went from a 5 rating down to a 4 rating, however, local insurance companies say the new classification probably won’t lower insurance premiums by much — if at all. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

More than 80 students comprise the cast, crew of Seussical

About 80 Oxford Middle School students helped to pull of the colorful adaptation of the Broadway hit, “Seussical,” a one-act, 90-minute show. The cast performed the show for area elementary school students Thursday and will be performing 6:30 tonight in the Kayla Mize auditorium at Oxford High School. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. (February 25, 2011, Page 1B)

Vets home to start fund drive

A committee has been formed to help the State Veterans Home in Oxford raise $30,000 over the next year. Local fundraisers and projects will be held throughout the year to raise funds that will be used to upgrade medical equipment and make much-needed renovations to the 15-year-old home. (February 24, 2011, Page 1)

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