Four candidates announced their intent this week to seek office on the Oxford City Council, three incumbents and a newcomer.
Rainbow Omega, in Eastaboga, is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, giving them a place to both live and work, if they choose.
A $362 million expansion to Kronospan’s wood products plant here will bring as many as 200 new jobs to the western edge of this city, local officials said Thursday.
“Riot’s too strong a term,” Councilman Mike Henderson said by phone Tuesday, “but you might have incidents. It’s an emotional issue, and you’ve got strong emotions on both sides. You never know.”
Oxford officials and a Birmingham firm hired to draft a long-term plan for development and zoning within the city are set to hold a public meeting next Monday to gather input on that plan from residents.
Last week, Oxford’s attorney delivered to The Star a collection of messages sent among the council’s members and the assistant city clerk. The conversations create a timeline, showing when Oxford’s leaders began talking about limiting bathroom access according to the sex displayed on a person’s birth certificate.
Before Oxford High School student Jodi Stubbs designed a Star Wars themed T-shirt as part of a competition, the school had to get permission from George Lucas’s LucasfFilm, which it did.
Kwon Alexander said the violence that took his younger brother’s life last year doesn’t have to be part of the lives of Calhoun County youth.
Martin was elected to the council in 1984 and served for 20 years, but that was not her first experience with government. Her husband, Earl Martin, was the mayor of Oxford from 1980 to 1982.
Jason Dewayne Robertson, 29, was charged with first-degree theft and second-degree attempted kidnapping after a woman was threatened at knifepoint May 14, according to a news release sent by Oxford police Capt. L.G. Owens.
Following a policy reversal at Louisiana State University, the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners might make the trip to Baton Rouge, pending a decision from JSU, band director Kenneth Bodiford said Thursday.
The City Council Tuesday evening approved a 10-year tax abatement for NGC Industries, a business that plans to hire 14 new employees over the next four to five years, according to the Director of Plant Operations Neal Stephenson.
An Oxford city employee was arrested on a harassment charge Monday, after using force against an Anniston Star reporter who was trying to reach Oxford Mayor Leon Smith for an interview.
“We have suffered a huge loss not only as the LGBT community but as humans,” said Sherry Matthews, president of the Anniston chapter of PFLAG, a group that provides support to the parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
One person was airlifted to a hospital Monday afternoon after a motorcycle and a four-door Kia collided at the intersection of Leon Smith Parkway and Jimmy Hinton Drive, police said.
County Administrator Steve Swafford said the pay increases proposed by Commissioner Emmett Owen don’t seem likely to address the problems he wants to fix and they also leave out other departments which also experience high turnover in some positions.
What’s believed to have been a black bear was spotted around 8:30 a.m. at Lori Lane and Boiling Springs Road by local residents.
Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge tweeted that officers and state conservation are looking for a bear in the area of Boiling Springs Road and Lori Lane. The chief urged residents to use caution and contact Oxford police's animal control unit if they see the bear.
The inserts are meant for women who don’t want to wear the common plastic prostheses given to those who undergo the procedures. The group’s members said they’re intended to provide a sense of normalcy and comfort after body-altering surgery.
The library’s director says the 10-week program is meant to fight the “summer slide” sometimes evident in school-aged children by encouraging them to read and spend time at the library with incentives and daily activities.