Events of local interest from 75 (usually) and 25 years ago.
Alma Moates' professional talk was part of a show organized by Oxford’s Lick Skillet Quilt Guild, a local enthusiasts’ outfit with about 60 members, its president said Friday.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management on Friday announced a New Jersey-based company has filed a plan to clean up the remaining residue of an underground gasoline leak at an Oxford convenience store.
Four panelists are scheduled to speak about their own experiences of racism. Those speakers are Jeh Jeh Pruitt, a Birmingham broadcaster and founder of the Dannon Project; the Rev. Tramaine Solomon, pastor of Lineville’s Spring Hill Baptist Church; Hobson City Mayor Alberta McCrory and Sandra Sudduth, president of the Jacksonville City Council.
There are no big ticket items on Oxford City Schools’ budget for the 2017 fiscal year, the superintendent said Tuesday, though the system aims to finish several smaller school projects and end the next year with a surplus.
Perhaps 500 people walked among police vehicles, fire engines and tents there. The city’s police chief hoped they’d meet some of his officers and other first responders, putting human faces on the agencies that protect them while getting a measure of their equipment and capabilities.
Cable One began launching the new service, branded as GigaOne, in January and plans to expand it to all its markets by the end of the year. The company serves nearly 700,000 customers in 19 states.
Oxford officials on Tuesday hired a graphic designer charged with rebranding the city, and got a first look at a bare-bones budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Labor Day is a day off for the American workforce, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those who must still do their jobs. Many area first responders worked Labor Day to ensure everyone else had a safe holiday.
The grants aren’t for money, according to Main Street director Rod Harris, but valuable time from consultants — the award means help from traffic engineers and landscape designers.
Restricting bathroom access in the name of public safety is not likely a cause the recently re-elected members of Oxford’s City Council will revisit, several of those members said Wednesday.
The council’s newly re-elected members agreed to spend $113,643 repairing the building’s roof and gutters, where leaks, water damage, and rotted wood have been a longstanding problem. Hale Building Company will handle the work, which Waits expects to start within 30 days.
Oxford police Officer Andrew Miller on Tuesday received the city’s Life Saving Commendation for his quick thinking earlier this month, when he saved the life of Sirita Spell.