Jeff Digby said he’s inviting anyone on Saturday who wants to deadlift, a weight-training exercise in which lifters pick up a barbell to hip level then back down again, in an effort to raise money for two nonprofits, Lift for the 22 and the Wounded Warrior Project of Alabama. Read the full story
An man fell into an uncovered septic tank in a mobile home park near Oxford on Sunday, prompting a Monday visit to a hospital emergency room, according to a report filed with Calhoun County deputies.
Jeff Digby said he’s inviting anyone on Saturday who wants to deadlift, a weight-training exercise in which lifters pick up a barbell to hip level then back down again, in an effort to raise money for two nonprofits, Lift for the 22 and the Wounded Warrior Project of Alabama.
“We just want to let everyone celebrate our freedom and appreciate all of the military and service men for what they’ve done to let us be free in our country,” said Pam Harris, City of Oxford program director, said around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
“I call this a major bust,” Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said. “This group has showed that they’ve made a profession of being professional thieves. They’re young and have already committed a lot of crimes.”
After 63 years as a beautician at Oxford Beauty Shop, Friday marked Henderson’s last day at the salon. She had started working at the salon when she was just 17 years old.
Natalie Qadi was excited to start kindergarten in the fall, her father said on Friday. The 5-year-old was killed Sunday night after she accidentally stepped into U.S. 78.
A severe thunderstorm this afternoon knocked down trees, cut power and damaged buildings across Calhoun County, emergency officials reported.
The City Council on Tuesday voted to spend $143,000 on additional work needed for the city’s downtown renovation project. The city has put about $3 million toward the downtown streetscape project since workers broke ground last year.
“Based on witness accounts there is no reason to believe the driver is at fault,” Oxford police Lt. Donald Ridley said. “It just seems to be a very unfortunate circumstance.”
Yolanda Marshall-Nickerson is the author of “I Am Pretty Enough” and eight other books. She said she’s traveling to six cities in Alabama to empower young girls and women and teach them how to love themselves.
Oxford project manager Fred Denney brought the potential change order to the City Council Tuesday. The city has put about $3 million toward the downtown renovation project since it began last year.
A group of more than 20 local residents did their part Saturday to enjoy World Wide Knit in Public Day, an annual event started in 2005 to bring knitters together in their communities across the globe.
Starting in mid-June, getting food for local charities might be as easy as taking a quick shopping trip to Oxford. An Anniston nonprofit, Feeding Alabama, is set to open its own food bank next month at 175 Sherman Drive in Oxford.
City engineer Rusty Gann said workers with the firm, Sain Associates of Birmingham, will inspect every square foot of road in Oxford. When they’re done, he said, they will analyze their findings and give ratings to each section of roadway.
An Oxford motel owner on Tuesday pleaded guilty to prostitution charges, according to court records. He was one of two motel owners who had their businesses shut down after the Oxford Fire Department found numerous code violations.
An Oxford toddler was killed Sunday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle outside his home on East Brook Drive, officials said.