DDA to explore trolley to connect Oxford, Orion

Interest was expressed, but no commitments were made regarding a proposed trolley service to shuttle shoppers and diners to locations in Oxford and Orion. Last week, the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board voted 7-2 to move forward with exploring the idea. “I just assume this would be huge with the business owners, especially the […]

DDA forming M-24 task force to deal with 2019 road project

A task force to help guide downtown Oxford through the M-24 roadwork expected to happen in 2019 is currently being assembled. Last week, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board gave Executive Director Joe Frost the green light to form a committee consisting of business owners, residents and officials. It has two goals. One is to […]

D’Alessandro’s figure wins international title

Annette D’Alessandro, Brandon Township resident and wife of Oxford School Board President Dan D’Alessandro, grabbed the gold in the figure category at the Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) World Championships held in Toronto, Canada Nov. 19 and 20. UFE is an all-natural, Canadian-based organization which hosts a large variety of fitness, figure, bikini and bodybuilding competitions. At the […]

NHS packs 100-plus boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Oxford High’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) recently packed and donated more than 100 boxes containing personal hygiene products, school supplies, and toys for children in need. The project was for the benefit of Operation Christmas Child, a program of the nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization […]

Student interviews best-selling author for job shadow

Oxford High School junior Elizabeth Marshall scored an interview with best-selling author Colleen Hoover during her business management class, as part of her job shadow project recently. Hoover is the author of eleven novels and five novellas. Her novels typically fall into the young adult/contemporary romance categories. Hoover’s third novel, Hopeless, was self-published in 2013 […]

Oxford UMC to offer free food, gifts

The Oxford United Methodist Church (21 E. Burdick St.) will open its doors to the public from 3-5 p.m. following the Oxford Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. Refreshments including hot dogs, pizza, hot cider, coffee and cookies will be served. Wrapped gifts will also be given to children who attend, while […]

Warming up for Turkey Day!

Warming up for Turkey Day!

  A very special group of Lakeville Elementary students got a jump on the Thanksgiving holiday Monday by enjoying a delectable turkey feast with all the trimmings, plus pumpkin pie piled high with whipped cream. Yum!  

Shumaker exit leaves opening on board

Kim Shumaker, a member of the Oxford Board of Education, resigned at the Nov. 15 meeting because she’s moving out of the district. Shumaker was elected in 2009. She was the board’s vice president and had previously served as secretary. Shumaker said her resignation from the board would be effective immediately. According to board bylaws, […]