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Alyssa Schnugg

Book of Golden Deeds awarded to Mansel

Dr. Keith Mansel has helped the community in some very big ways with his work in opening the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic and in quieter ways like helping the son of a cancer patient get an education.
For all Mansel has done for the community, both big and small, the Oxford Exchange Club honored Mansel Thursday with its coveted Book of Golden Deeds Award. (May 14, 2010, Page 3A)

Loans available for local farmers, ranchers

With President Barack Obama’s declaring Mississippi a disaster area after storms wrecked havoc on several counties in April, farmers in Lafayette County are now eligible for emergency loans. (May 13, 2010, Page 2A)

Youth job program in danger

The Summer Coin program put 1,500 teens to work last summer, keeping them off the streets and allowing them to be vital contributors to their families, all the while learning important life lessons and work ethics that would stay with them for a lifetime.
While the folks at Three Rivers are hoping to be able to put teens to work again this summer, the necessary funds needed are being tied up in Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

Headlighting appeal wins

A man found guilty of headlighting deer won an appeal in the Lafayette County Circuit Court during the April court term. See his story and the entire court term results. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

Blown switch: 1,500 in the dark

A blown switch at the Oxford Electric Department substation left about 1,500 residents without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

Officer memorial Friday to honor fallen heroes

To honor all law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Association will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday in front of Oxford City Hall on the Square. (May 12, 2010, Page 2)

Candidates for judicial races set

With the deadline to qualify for the 2010 election over, voters now know who will be competing in the judicial races this fall. (May 11, 2010, Page 2)

Mental health bills improve care

New legislation recently signed by Gov. Haley Barbour in regards to mental health will make some small changes in how mental health services are delivered in Mississippi and even smaller changes in Lafayette County. (May 10, 2010, Page 5A)

Are they ready?

More than 2,200 graduates received degrees Saturday during the University of Mississippi’s 2010 commencement ceremony held in the Grove. Former Mississippi governor and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus gave the commencement address where he challenged students to do something bigger than themselves. (May 10, 2010, Page 1A)

MEMA, FEMA assess local tornado damage

The number of homes damaged by the F2 tornado that ripped through Abbeville early Sunday morning is higher than emergency management officials first estimated, although most of the damage is minor, Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw said. (May 7, 2010, Page 2A)

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