Clerk candidate to seek recount

Thirty-five. That’s how many votes made the difference in the Oxford Township clerk’s primary race yesterday. Longtime incumbent Republican Clerk Clara Sanderson defeated Republican challenger Patti Durr by a slim margin of 969 to 934. Durr said she will definitely file for a recount. ‘It’s just too close,? she said. Durr won in five of […]

Votes needed to win DWTS contest

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor She won’t get to boogie with the stars on television, but Oxford resident Sherry Book-Atyeo’s idea could win her a trip to Hollywood to see her vision danced to life. Book-Atyeo, a 1987 graduate of Oxford High School, was selected as one of five finalists in ABC’s ‘Dancing with the […]

Village working on proposal to police twp. again

It’s been 10 years since Oxford Township was policed by a locally-based law enforcement agency. Despite that, Keith Redlin would like to see local blues once again patrolling the township instead of county browns. ‘It’s about the people and they should have a choice,? said Redlin, who lives in the township, but volunteers his time […]

Johnson, Marleau win

It appears State Rep. Ruth Johnson has won the Republican primary race for the Oakland County Clerk’s Office. With 545 of 549 precincts reporting at press time, Johnson (R-Holly) was beating incumbent Clerk G. William Caddell by a margin of 50,244 to 39,647. In Oxford Township, Johnson trounced Caddell by a 2-to-1 margin. Johnson received […]

Sheriff submits proposal to take over village policing

Clarkston did it. Pontiac is in the process of doing it. Could the Village of Oxford be the next community to contract with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department? A proposal to provide both police and dispatch services was submitted to the village last week by the county. ‘In these economic times of property values dropping […]

Walkability expert to assess downtown

For those who walk and ride bicycles, M-24 is a man-eating beast that must be battled just to get from Point A to Point B in downtown Oxford. Many local officials, business owners and citizens have tried to tame the beast, but all have failed. But now the beast must face Dan Burden, who’s coming […]

Former Oxford Cup winner looks back on army career

In 1978, an Oxford High School senior by the name of Kurt Woods won the coveted Oxford Cup ? the school’s highest honor. ‘I was surprised when I found out,? said the 44-year-old Woods. That high point in the young Woods? life was a sign of greater things to come, a greater man to come. […]

Bridge makes ‘structurally deficient? list

It seems like Oxford’s always making lists these days. Unfortunately, it just made one that’s not good to be on. A bridge located on Maloney Ave. (north of W. Drahner Rd.) made the list of 3,055 bridges throughout Michigan that are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The list was compiled and released last week […]

All invited to free Vets Day concert

Every year, teacher Jan Flynn and her talented choir students at Oxford Middle School honor local veterans with their golden voices. This year is no exception as Flynn and her choirs will present their popular Americana Concert on Veterans Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 11. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the […]

Mixed opinions, lots of questions on MM dispensaries

There was no shortage of questions or opinions as the Oxford Township Planning Commission listened Oct. 28 to what the public and their counterparts from the village had to say, pro and con, about its proposed ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. ‘It’s very well-written and there’s been a lot of thought put in here,? […]