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December 24, 2014


More lanes coming for Oxford’s parkway

Holiday shoppers at the Oxford Exchange or Oxford Commons may have found themselves making a Christmas wish — that traffic wasn’t so congested. That wish could be granted a few years down the road.

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Wednesday 12/24/2014
Spending approved for sports complex lighting
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 12:31 am

Before the Oxford City Council passed the resolution authorizing the purchase, however, president Steven Waites told council members that price tag — which includes all of the equipment needed to light the complex and its two fields — was $1 million lower than initially projected.

Monday 12/22/2014
Oxford police chief: Officers prevent suicide of jail inmate
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Oxford police prevented a Talladega County woman from hanging herself in the city jail Friday evening.

Sunday 12/21/2014
Shoppers running out of Christmas time
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 2:51 am

The mall and retailers across the county were busier than usual as shoppers bought gifts on the last Saturday before Christmas. Some, like Payne, tried to beat the crowds, but others got a slower start. The crowds seem to grow as the lunch hour approached.

Oxford police make arrest in motel homicide case
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

Oxford police have arrested a man they describe as a "person of interest" in the deaths of two people found in a motel room Friday night.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Oxford police continue investigation of deaths of two at motel
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Oxford police Capt. L.G. Owens said the two were discovered by friends at the Super 8 motel on Alabama 21 South. Paramedics who answered the friends’ call for help notified police, Owens said.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Fewer crashes after traffic light goes up at Oxford intersection
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 9:16 am

Since the city in August 2013 installed a traffic light, turning lane and yield signs at the intersection of Friendship Road and Leon Smith Parkway, residents and Oxford officials say safety there has improved. 

Anniston woman killed in single-car wreck in Oxford
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 11:29 am

An Anniston woman was killed when her car crashed into a ditch along U.S. 78 in Oxford early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Monday 12/15/2014
Oxford mayor hospitalized, recovering from pneumonia
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Oxford Mayor Leon Smith is recovering at home after a hospital stay of unspecified length for pneumonia, according to a statement from the city.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Oxford schools to be reaccredited
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Oxford City Schools are doing a better job educating students than most other schools across the nation and world, according to a preliminary report given Wednesday by an outside accreditation group.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Oxford council to spend less on sports complex lighting than budgeted
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Installing inconspicuous power lines for the city’s planned sports complex will cost significantly less than anticipated, said council president Steven Waites Tuesday.

Friday 12/05/2014
Oxford man charged with sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 5:32 pm

An Oxford man was arrested Thursday, charged with second-degree rape for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl in January.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Oxford man arrested in connection with Sunday hit-and-run outside Anniston club
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 11:18 pm

An Oxford man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a Detroit woman standing outside of an Anniston nightclub Sunday.

Oxford man plans bike ride to help disabled veteran
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 12:58 am

Aaron Causey said he hopes that, with help, he’ll have a new home that makes it possible to live life much in the way he did before September 7, 2011. “We want to build our house,” Causey said. “We’re going to try for a smart home, it’s going to depend on how much money we raise.”

Sunday 11/30/2014
Former players, coaches look back on 1989 victories for Anniston, Oxford
Updated: December 01, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Dec. 1, 1989, was a special day in Calhoun County high school football history. It was a special because a rivalry that once meant so much reached crescendo in one of the area’s most special high school seasons.

Saturday 11/29/2014
No injuries from industrial fire at Bynum plant
Updated: November 29, 2014 - 3:40 pm

An industrial fire that broke out Saturday at a local particle board plant was contained within minutes, according to Oxford firefighters.

Friday 11/28/2014
Rare cancer can't keep Oxford teen out of 10K race
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 12:23 am

Oxford High School ninth-grader Keyshon “K.J.” Lynch woke up at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. He was nauseous, but didn’t tell his mother, Christeena.

Thanksgiving Day shoppers feel guilt, but the deals are good
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 12:29 am

Ask Oxford resident Daniel Buckhannan why he camped out in front of the Best Buy store at the Oxford Exchange Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and at first he’ll say he came for four packs of AA batteries.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Oxford police: Arrested suspect attempted to run down officer
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 8:39 pm

A Delta man was in Oxford City Jail Tuesday night charged with first-degree assault after he attempted to run down a police officer Friday, according to Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge.

Oxford council adds $2 million to sports complex project
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 12:49 am

The City Council on Monday added slightly more than $2 million to the contract for the city’s planned sports complex.

Monday 11/24/2014
Oxford police investigate social media threat, increase presence at school
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 4:32 pm

An anonymous threat Friday made through a social media application led Oxford police to bolster security at Oxford High School on Monday, but police Chief Bill Partridge called for the public to remain calm.

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