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August 30, 2014

Oxford

Police arrest one ‘sovereign citizen’ on extortion charges, searching for another

A Riverside man was in the Oxford City Jail on Friday, facing multiple charges for what police allege are his attempts to steal more than $1 million from local businesses.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Civil rights leaders praise Oxford police conduct in jail inmate's death
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 6:52 pm

A group of local civil rights activists stood outside the Oxford Police Department Wednesday to clarify what they said was a misunderstanding among the black community about the death of a man in Oxford police custody in June.

 

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Oxford council considers creating historical commission
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 12:30 am

Oxford council members are considering the creation of an historical commission, which could lead to rules about how downtown buildings and homes are renovated.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Storms churn through area in afternoon, evening
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 12:36 am

A surprise storm struck Oxford shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, ripping limbs from trees in the Cider Ridge subdivision and along Friendship Road.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Agreement with Alabama Power keeps Oxford rec complex on track
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Fred Denney, project manager, said Alabama Power has lines that run through the 360-acre site of the complex property, located along Leon Smith Parkway. “We could not have gotten the right-of-way to build if that [agreement] had not passed” Denney said.

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Normal fluctuation expected in local schools' enrollments
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 12:40 am

School administrators stressed that numbers given for the 2014-2015 school year are estimates and could change given transfers or late arrivals. 

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Friday 08/08/2014
Oxford leaders break ground at recreation complex
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 11:52 pm

There are about 100 living descendants of the American Indians who once lived where Oxford is building its recreation complex.

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State superintendent offers encouragement to teachers
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Hundreds of Calhoun County educators packed into the Word Alive church in Oxford on Friday to listen to Alabama’s state superintendent of education give a little encouragement and inspiration ahead of the upcoming school year.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Rainbow Omega asks lawmakers to help keep vocational facility open
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 7:48 pm

A group of four state senators, three representatives and Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey toured the center, a nonprofit that provides residential and vocational programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Local seniors compete in the Masters Games
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 7:07 pm

About 90 seniors from a six-county area competed in games of checkers, horseshoes and shuffleboard, among other events, at the Oxford Civic Center on Wednesday. The games marked the beginning of this year’s Masters Games of Alabama District 4 competitions.

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Two Mexican nationals indicted by feds on charges of re-entering illegally
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 7:51 pm

Federal prosecutors Wednesday announced the indictments of two Mexican nationals on charges they illegally reentered the U.S. after previous deportations and convictions.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Local Democrats call for resignation of voting official
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 6:21 pm

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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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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