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October 31, 2014


Oxford City Council holds first public hearing on historical commission

The commission would have the power to designate historical districts in Oxford. The residents attended the public hearing to listen to the council’s information and to voice their approval or concern.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Oxford woman reports sexual assault at gunpoint in Anniston
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 5:55 pm

An Oxford woman told police a man forced her to drive around at gunpoint Wednesday and sexually assaulted her.

Monday 10/27/2014
Hobson City Town Council votes to install street lights
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 10:49 pm

The city’s attorney, Jake Mathews, asked Street Department director Deneva Barnes how much the lights would cost. She said she didn’t think it would be much, but acknowledged that it “does add up.”

Sunday 10/26/2014
Chickens die in chicken house fire Friday night
Updated: October 26, 2014 - 1:26 am

Oxford fire Chief Gary Sparks said his firefighters were aided Friday evening by the Mt. Olive Fire Department and the Anniston Army Depot, which supplied tanker trucks to assist.  

Trauma common for officers, but stoic culture can prevent PTSD diagnosis
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Mental health experts say that emergency responders are susceptible to the same kinds of trauma that can send soldiers home from war with PTSD. While the military has become more accepting of the disorder, those experts say that PTSD is rarely discussed among law enforcement officers.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Out, class: DeArmanville second graders learn from forest and farm
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:40 pm

More than 100 second-graders from DeArmanville Elementary School were on a Rabbittown farm Thursday for the school’s annual “Classroom in the Forest” field trip. 

Tuesday 10/21/2014
School board hears cause of September bus fire
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:59 pm

An Oxford school bus fire in September started because of a fault with electrical wiring in the engine compartment, according to the school system’s transportation supervisor.

Oxford school, office construction projects nearing completion
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Oxford's school board heard Tuesday that its new office downtown and the high school’s new career tech center could be finished by year's end.

Friday 10/17/2014
Trial for two charged in alleged extortion scheme moved to Friday
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

A trial for two people charged with attempting to extort more than $1 million from Oxford businesses in August is set for Oct. 24.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Texas company chosen to oversee Quintard Mall
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 7:58 pm

An executive with a Texas real estate company on Thursday confirmed that a Calhoun County judge recently approved his firm to oversee Oxford’s Quintard Mall, which went into foreclosure earlier this month.

Education key topic at political forum
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 12:52 pm

OXFORD — More than a year after he crafted the Alabama Accountability Act, state Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, can’t get away from questions about the much-debated school choice bill. Nor does he want to.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Oxford City Council votes to purchase body cameras for police
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 1:03 am

The City Council at Tuesday’s meeting voted to buy 58 body cameras from Taser International for $68,000. Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge told the council that the cameras will make responding to public complaints about police actions easier.

Monday 10/13/2014
Oxford woman dies after Friday house fire
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm

One of two people critically injured in a Friday fire at a Coldwater mobile home died Sunday from her injuries, according to the county coroner.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Calhoun County-area candidate forums set
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 2:02 am

The Wednesday forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Performing Arts Center and feature Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston and his Democratic opponent, Taylor Stewart. Also participating in the debate will be Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson and his opponent, Thomas G. Long Sr.

Friday 10/10/2014
Young squad remembers teammate killed in accident
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 6:59 pm

In May, 7-year-old Nytavious Powell and his mother, Temeshica Chatman, were killed when their car was hit by a train at an Oxford crossing. Nytavious played football with a local independent team, and at the team's homecoming game Saturday, they'll hold a memorial for him.

Four injured in Coldwater trailer fire
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Oxford firefighters this morning were fighting a fire in a trailer home that injured three people, including a firefighter.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Commission orders study of city police jurisdictions
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 6:09 pm

The Calhoun County Commission on Thursday approved a $10,000 contract with Jacksonville State University to study the police jurisdictions of the seven municipalities in the county.

Oxford insurance agent charged with theft from customer
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 2:48 pm

A woman reported to police that she discovered she had not had homeowners insurance since August 2013, but had been making her payments to her agent as usual, an investigator said.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Older and active: Masters Games return to Oxford
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 7:40 pm

According to Cindy Roberts, president of the nonprofit Masters Games of Alabama, this year’s games saw about 550 participants gather in Oxford. “It’s been a down year,” she said. “We’ve had as many as 1,000.”

Sunday 10/05/2014
Oxfordfest brings together crafters of all types
Updated: October 05, 2014 - 1:04 am

Dozens of craft booths lined Oxford's Choccolocco and Main streets Saturday for the annual event, where live bluegrass music, politicians, crafts people and food vendors converged.

Oxford police considering rapid DNA analysis system
Updated: October 05, 2014 - 1:10 am

If it works as intended, Chief Partridge said, the police department may buy the approximately $250,000 system. The system is a joint project between Oxford police and the Center for Applied Forensics at Jacksonville State University.  

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