Jacobsen hits ground running in Lansing

Michigan is beginning the new year with a new governor and a new crop of legislators. One of those legislators, state Rep. Brad Jacobsen (R-Oxford), is wasting no time launching his ideas into the Lansing political arena. ‘I’ve got a variety of things in the works as far bills that I’m hoping to get written […]

My Way

I received a call a few weeks ago that really disturbed me for a myriad of reasons. The young man, who did not identify himself, wanted a story about him removed from our website because his criminal record had now been ‘expunged.? Apparently, he didn’t like the fact that when his name was Googled, an […]

Oxford firefighter off to Iraq

As an Oxford firefighter, Brent Ludwig is trained to look for ‘hot spots? when battling structure fires. By the end of this week, the 24-year-old lifelong Oxford resident will be right in the middle of one of the biggest ‘hot spots? in the entire world ? Iraq. The 1998 graduate of Oxford Christian Academy is […]

Intern learns ropes of local gov’t

While many college students planning a career in politics/government are spending their summer vacations interning in places like Washington D.C. or Lansing, Roberta Payne decided to see how local government works. The 21-year-old Oxford Township resident recently completed a 150-hour (or 4-week) internship at the Oxford Village government offices. ‘I learned what local government is […]

Council approves balanced budget with no tax increases

It wasn’t easy, but the Oxford Village Council last week approved a balanced budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year without increasing the property tax rate. Council approved a $2,254,580 General Fund budget along with other budgets totalling $3,986,865. To finance the new budget, council set the property tax rate at 12.62 mills for the third […]

‘Click it or Ticket?

Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department set up a ‘Click it or Ticket Seatbelt Enforcement Zone? near M-24 and Drahner Road Thursday afternoon. According to Sgt. Jim Karr, a total of 95 vehicles were stopped and 79 seatbelt violations were handed out. Tickets for 28 other various violations were also written.

Out with the old and in with the realty office

A demolition crew reduced 110 S. Washington St. to a pile of rubble Tuesday afternoon to make way for a future realty office. The two-story home, located at the intersection of Crawford St. and M-24, was completely levelled. Only the adjoining garage remained standing Wednesday morning. According to Donni Steele ? broker/manager of the Coldwell […]

My Way

Imagine being at a funeral or memorial service for a friend or loved one, when all of the sudden a political candidate bursts in the room and starts campaigning. He’s introducing himself, shaking hands, handing out campaign literature, kissing babies, etc. I would imagine the majority, if not all, of the people present would find […]

Expanded pantry hours, new ways to give

Oxford-Orion FISH is kicking off the new year with new ways to combat privation at the local level. The local charity group has expanded its pantry hours and made them more convenient to help feed needy folks who live in Oxford, Orion and Addison townships. ‘We were turning away too many clients with the few […]

Village attorney suggests MM be dispensed at pharmacies

Depending on your point of view, the idea may seem radical or quite logical, but there’s no denying it’s definitely interesting. In a Dec. 27 legal opinion, Oxford Village attorney Robert Bunting proposed that council consider creating an ordinance that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to operate only in licensed pharmacies under the supervision of […]