The city’s Memorial Gardens will soon grow by 61 plots, the cemetery’s supervisor said Tuesday, allowing for larger headstones in a newer, unfilled portion of the grounds.

The 20-year-old Oxford native and Auburn University junior will spend about eight hours in a northern Virginia clinic today as his blood is pumped through a machine to separate life-saving peripheral blood stem cells to be sent to a cancer patient.  

With a new, $4 million garage and adjacent office building recently finished along U.S. 78, Oxford Mayor Alton Craft said the city’s Building Services and Engineering departments will move from City Hall into the new space.

Parking lots of congregations across Calhoun County would fill during mid morning, while shopping centers in Oxford and Anniston were, for the first time in weeks, nigh on empty, stores all closed for the holiday. The temperature, meanwhile, climbed from the mid 50s to a high of 76.

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