Capital millage renewal to appear on Aug. 2 ballot

Addison Township officials last week voted 7-0 to place a fire millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Voters will be asked to approve an eight-year, 0.75-mill property tax to support the fire department’s capital improvement fund. This contains money set aside for everything from purchasing new vehicles and equipment to constructing new stations, […]

Flag retirement ceremony at Post 108

A flag retirement ceremony will occur at Oxford American Legion Post 108 on Saturday, April 30. It will commence at 10 a.m. and continue until all the flags are retired. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who has American or Michigan flags in need of proper retirement due to poor […]

Eagle Scout seeking trustee seat

He’s not old enough to buy beer or rent a car, but Jacob Newby does have enough years under his belt to try his hand at local politics. The 18-year-old is one of seven candidates to file for four trustee seats on the Addison Township Board. He’s running as a Republican and will appear on […]

No drugs, no arrests during routine sweep at OHS

No illegal drugs were found and no arrests were made during a routine sweep of Oxford High School on April 20. Twelve dogs from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Canine Unit went through the building and parking lots. “They confiscated e-cigarette [electronic cigarette] devices and the dogs sniffed out a couple vehicles that had residue (from […]

Whoa! Those Wildcats are fast!

On Saturday, Oxford High School hosted the 54th Annual Elmer Ball Track and Field Invitational. Oxford Head Coach Matt Johnson said it was the largest invitational in the “history of the event.” Twenty-nine teams were represented. “The Oxford Invite was a boys-only event until the middle of the 1990s and (it) has continued to grow […]

Save tax money, not government jobs

It’s not government’s responsibility to employ people. Granted, government needs employees to carry out its basic functions and provide services to citizens. But it does not exist to create and provide publicly-funded jobs. And the jobs government does provide are by no means sacred. When the time comes to cut, consolidate or contract out for […]

Purple Up!

Purple Up!

On Friday, students at Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township wore purple to show support for the children of military personnel. April is the Month of the Military Child and part of it involves the “Purple Up!” campaign, a way for folks to support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices while […]

Vandal(s) trash OHS press box to tune of $10K; district offers $500 reward

A $500 reward is being offered by Oxford Community Schools for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for vandalizing the press box at the high school football stadium, causing an estimated $10,000 or more in damage. Anyone with information is asked to please call Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Twp. willing to help fund school liaison officer starting in August

It’s been about 14 years since Oxford had a school liaison officer serving and protecting its student population, but that could change later this year. Last week, the township board voted 6-1 to amend the 2016 law enforcement services agreement with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to add a patrol investigator, who would serve as […]

Optimists honor student leaders

The Oxford/Lake Orion Optimist Club honored 20 local students at its annual ‘Youth Appreciation Breakfast? yesterday morning. The purpose of the event is to recognize those students who strive to make a difference in their school and have demonstrated leadership qualities both in and out of the classroom. The honorees from the Oxford school district […]