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Alyssa Schnugg

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)

Winter storm packs wallop

Oxford and Lafayette County residents woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, after a winter storm dumped close to 9 inches in some parts of the community. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)

Students lean illustration techniques during intersession

During a wintersession illustration class at the University of Mississippi Wednesday, students watched as acting assistant art professor Katherine Rhodes Fields demonstrated how to transfer images using a variety of techniques.

Dabbing wintergreen or clove oil on the back of a printed image and using a large wooden spoon, the students watched as Fields transferred a sketch, newspaper photograph and magazine pictures onto a plain piece of paper.

The technique is often used to create collages, Fields said, or to allow artists to take an image from their sketch pad and transfer it to another media. (January 7, 2011, Page 1B)

Abbeville gets new town hall

Despite the fact the heat wasn’t working yet, members of the Abbeville Board of Alderman and Mayor Betsy Aloway held their regular meeting in the town’s newly built Town Hall for the first time Thursday night.

Construction began on the new building in early 2010 after the original building was torn down due to termite damage. Abbeville received a $100,000 grant in 2009 from the Mississippi Development Authority for the project. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Is snow headed our way?

City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..

Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Busby nixes 7th bid for circuit clerk’s office

After 24 years of serving Lafayette County as its Circuit Court Clerk, Mary Alice Busby has decided to turn the job over to whomever the voters believe will be the best person for the job. Busby decided she would not seek reelection during the holidays.

However, more than 20 people have already thrown their hats into the election ring in the first 48 hours of the qualification period that began on Monday. (January 6, 2011, Page 1)

Guilty plea in beating death

Willie A. Canon, 25, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell. Canon pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and simple murder Wednesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (January 6, 2011, Page 1)

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