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Alyssa Schnugg

MLK Jr. Day events planned

From the moment the sun rises on Monday until it sets in the evening, events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will offer area residents an opportunity to share a meal and prayers in the name of peace and community togetherness.

Kicking off at 7 a.m. will be the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration in Abbeville that begins with a full breakfast buffet at the Abbeville School on County Road 115.

As the sun starts its descent on the LOU community, folks will gather in Oxford at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, just west of the Square, for the annual candle light vigil hosted by Second Baptist, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Eta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Circuit drug court nears 3-year anniversary

The 3rd Circuit Drug Court should see its first graduates this summer, said Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, who started the drug court about two and a half years ago.

Howorth explained what the drug court was and how it’s helping save Lafayette County residents tax dollars during an address he made Wednesday to the Oxford Kiwanis Club at Fat Cat’s Restaurant. (January 13, 2011, Page 1)

Morning fire destroys home

About 19 firefighters with the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to 852 Highway 30 East this morning to the home of Freddie Pinion of Alfa Insurance. The house was engulfed in flames, but Pinion and his family — including two children — made it out of the house safely.

Roy said the cause of the fire is unknown as of this morning, but County Fire Marshal Darren Roy will investigate to determine how the blaze started. (January 13, 2011, Page 1)

Runoff election to decide transit position

While State Rep. Warner McBride took the majority of Lafayette County’s votes in Tuesday’s special election, it wasn’t enough to push him into a runoff for the seat of Northern District Transportation Commissioner.

Of the 1,718 votes cast locally Tuesday, Warner earned 937 votes. However, when the votes were counted from all the other counties in the district, it was candidates John Caldwell of DeSoto County and Mike Tagert of Starkville who both won 21 percent of the total votes, pushing them into a runoff election on Feb. 1 (January 12, 2011, Page 1A)

Good marks for storm response

With Sunday’s snow fall being the most this area has seen at one time in more than 20 years, city and county officials have reviewed how they responded and decided their crews did a fine job overall. (January 12, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

Few voters at polls

Voters were trickling into Lafayette County’s 18 voting precincts this morning to cast their ballot for the candidate they think should fill the North Mississippi transportation commissioner seat that became vacant by the Nov. 1 death of Commissioner Bill Minor.

Turnout was expected to be low today due to possible icy road conditions left over from Sunday’s winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow in Lafayette County. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)

Keep safe, warm in big chill

With 8 inches of snow in Lafayette County, many children, and even adults, spent their day Monday playing in the snow, followed by getting warm by a fireplace or space heater.

Fortunately, their memories will remain good ones.

A National Fire Protection Association report shows 73 percent of home heating fire deaths can be attributed to space heaters and other alternate heating sources. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)

Wing business flies the coop to new home

Almost 18 years ago, Scott Brennan opened his chicken wing business, Coop Deville, at 1415 W. Jackson Ave., in a building next to the BP station. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 5)

UM cops busy in 2010

University Police Department officers on the University of Mississippi campus were kept busy in 2010 with the total number of arrests more than doubling from 2009. Drug-related arrests tripled from 2009 to 2010. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)

Special election still set for Tuesday

Gov. Haley Barbour has said he will decide sometime today whether to delay Tuesday’s special election due to hazardous road conditions after Sunday’s winter storm dumped several inches of snow and ice on Mississippi roads. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)

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