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July 30, 2014


Local Democrats call for resignation of voting official

Local Democrats have asked for the resignation of a Calhoun County voting official, citing what they said was improper conduct leading up to the July 15 primary runoff.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Hobson City Senior Center needs new van, town officials say
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 12:51 am

Town council members agreed Monday to apply for a grant to buy a new van through the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Alabama 21: From panhandle to Piedmont, it's a route of history
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm

 Atmore Mayor Jim Staff mostly just thinks about the parts of Alabama 21 that matter to him — in his town, it’s called Main Street. Before a phone call Thursday, he said he’d never considered that there was a town something like his at the other end of the line.

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Saturday 07/26/2014
Oxford residents hear experts' ideas for downtown progress
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 12:53 am

 Main Street Alabama staff will be returning to town often to help guide the city’s program through the first several years, but local organizers are being urged to stay energized throughout the process.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Pro-expansion panel tries to get Medicaid message across
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 1:54 am

"The non-disputed facts are about 300,000 people would receive coverage, 80 percent of whom would be newly insured," said Dr. David Becker, who authored the study, called An Economic Evaluation of Medicaid Expansion in Alabama.

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Oxford pays for sewer repairs, plans future work
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 1:43 am

More work is needed in different areas, however, said Wayne Livingston, the board’s general manager. Livingston spoke to council members at Thursday’s work session prior to the meeting.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Governor: School fund safe from business incentive program
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 6:52 pm

On his Wednesday night stop in Oxford, Bentley said he had no intention of drawing incentive money from the education budget:  "We’re not going to ever do anything that does not improve our Education Trust Fund."

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Oxford welcomes new Sam’s Club, at last
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Hundreds of residents showed up for the grand opening ceremonies of the Oxford Sam's Club Thursday. 

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Ideas for Oxford’s downtown flow at Wednesday meeting
Posted: July 23, 2014

The meetings will wrap up Friday with the presentation of a rough plan of action to transform downtown Oxford, which has seen its share of customers decline with the rise of the city’s bustling Oxford Exchange shopping center.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Oxford Sam’s Club workers prepare for Thursday opening
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:08 pm

As of Monday afternoon, store associates were stocking the final shelves at the new Sam’s Club in Oxford, the site of a ribbon cutting Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Karate tournament draws hundreds to Oxford Saturday
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 2:23 am

Participants Saturday began with points fighting, in which heavily-padded  competitors tried to score points by striking their opponents with quick jabs and kicks. Later, full contact knockdown fights had competitors battling in timed matches.

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UAB study: Residents more tornado-ready than in 2011
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 1:23 am

In 2010, the state’s Department of Public Health asked a randomly-selected group of Jefferson County residents if they had on hand specific items needed for a storm readiness kit.

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Three years after tornadoes, work remains on Alabama’s storm-preparedness to-do list
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 1:45 am

Ron Gray, a member of the recovery council, said the panel proposed a mix of simple and complex resolutions, some that could be implemented reasonably quickly and some that would require more time.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Law enforcement seminar focuses on domestic extremism
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 6:24 pm

The event was paid for and organized by the Oxford Police Department, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Numerous speakers were featured at the event, with the common theme focusing on the protection and promotion of domestic security.

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
Cell phone led police to area of missing woman’s crash
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Anniston police on Tuesday said cell phone data led them to the area of Cleburne County where they discovered the body of an Anniston woman missing since June 24.

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Auto supplier plans expansion, no new jobs expected
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 8:37 pm

OXFORD — A previous expansion at an Oxford auto supplier added more jobs than had been expected, and city officials agreed Tuesday to continue a previous tax abatement for the company for another 10 years.

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Saturday 07/05/2014
Oxford Lake celebrates families as well as national independence
Updated: July 05, 2014 - 1:00 am

"It's something we've always done to celebrate Independence Day," said Cat Hayden, a 30-year-old mom who attended the festival as a small girl herself. "It’s tradition now."

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Oxford’s cash reserves sit at $72 million
Updated: July 03, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Alton Craft stood on the steps of Oxford’s multi-million dollar performing arts center recently and told a story about the city’s money.

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
Oxford officials decline to release details of settlement
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 5:46 pm

City officials declined this week to disclose details about a settlement agreement between the city and an architectural firm Oxford sued for negligence.

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Authorities continue search for missing Anniston woman
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Margie Mize, 45, may have been last seen on Alabama 21 South near McIntosh Road in Oxford on June 24.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
Mall preacher given youthful offender status, records sealed
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 12:41 pm

An Anniston man’s trespassing charge, stemming from an impromptu sermon he gave outside Quintard Mall in June, came to a conclusion Tuesday, but the outcome was not clear.

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