Cell tower OKed despite opposition

It appearsAddison Township is going to get that Verizon monopole cell tower after all. At its 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 meeting, the Addison Twp. Planning Commission met to consider the placement of a Verizon monopole at 5020 Hosner Rd., a discussion that has now gone on at the commission level for over a year […]

Safety upgrades continue at schools

With only a few days left until fall semester begins for Oxford students, the Oxford Community Schools’ Board of Education cemented some of the safety precautions it will take in the coming school year at its Tuesday, Aug. 14 meeting. Oxford High School (OHS) will receive the bulk of the improvements, the plan being to […]

Muscling through anything

Mornings in the 24-hour training room of Build Your Temple Fitness have a different feel than the average gym environment. There’s an absence of the loud music synonymous with gyms — there’s the sound of chatter between those working out instead. One of the independent trainers in the gym and owner of Define Fitness, which […]

When it comes to safety, Autism Moms know best

Six years ago, Natasha Barber’s then six-year-old son who is living with autism spectrum disorder, Joshua, ran out onto a busy road. Like some other children on the spectrum, Joshua is nonverbal and tends to wander off. If it weren’t for a kind Samaritan, who Barber regrets she never got the chance to meet, getting […]

Teachers gather, gear up for another school year

Before students once again fill the hallways, teachers from across the district gathered for lunch, chatter and a pep talk from Oxford Superintendent Tim Throne on Aug. 20 in the high school’s auditorium. Throne celebrated the achievements of the district and its teachers, and talked candidly about the state of Oxford Schools with the employees. […]

Public Safety Aug. 22, 2018

Drive up and ditch An Oxford homeowner called Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 13 at 6:31 a.m. to report a suspicious vehicle. He saw a dark blue Dodge minivan speed up his driveway and pull up to his barn that morning, a time during which he claimed nobody should have been there. Surveillance video […]

Finding answers on ‘The Mantle’

You’d know Iris Underwood, an Addison Township resident, is a writer within two minutes of walking into her house. Her study, or as she likes to call it, “the writing room,” has two chairs – a big comfy one for reading and another stationed in front of a computer where she sits to write. Across […]

Boys’ Tennis finishes first in tournament

Before they had to be back in the classroom, Oxford High’s varsity boys’ tennis team got the season off to a good start with a first place finish at the Lapeer Quad Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17. The tournament took place against Lapeer High School and Davison High School and was held in Lapeer. Oxford […]

Bullied student finds solace in online learning

As a sixth-grader, Oxford student Angel Chapman dreaded going to school. She had a few teachers she enjoyed, but she spent much of her day being bullied by peers when she could have been learning. School counselors recommended she seek mental health treatment, but Angel and her mother, Shannon Chapman, knew there had to be […]