It’s not your normal Homecoming celebration

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Homecoming looks a lot different this year. There will be no parade and no dance before and after the big game. But other events, including the Homecoming Court, will continue in Oxford schools. The theme this year is “Under the Stars.” The high school kicked off Homecoming week on […]

Evergreens has new location downtown

Evergreens has new location downtown

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A long-vacant storefront downtown has been filled by a familiar face. Evergreens Coffee and Bakeshop has relocated to 9 South Washington St. in historic downtown Oxford. “The Home of the Bagel Bomb” was previously tucked just a few blocks away inside the Merge Studio and Gallery at 33 Pleasant […]

Local makes Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Local makes Manufacturing Hall of Fame

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Sandra Bouckley, an Oxford resident with a significant career in automotive equipment and tier-one manufacturing, has been inducted into the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Hall of Fame. She is one of 15 women from across the country who make up the inaugural class. The honorees were inducted into the […]

Ginkgo Tree planted in memory of Gayle Tucker

Ginkgo Tree planted in memory of  Gayle Tucker

A new Ginkgo tree was planted on the grounds of Oxford Middle School on Oct. 3, as a memorial to Gayle Tucker’s life and the 40 years of service she gave to Oxford as a physical education teacher and coach. She died from cancer this February. “It’s a fabulous addition to our school campus and […]

OMS closes after rise in COVID-19

OMS closes after rise in COVID-19

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Middle School closed for three days last week due to a trend in positive COVID-19 cases. “This is a proactive, cautionary measure and we are proud of our students and staff for their continued adherence to our protocols,” Oxford Community Schools wrote in a letter to families. The […]

Cooke to swap village council appointments

Cooke to swap village council appointments

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer At a special Oct. 7 meeting, Oxford Village Council voted 4-0 to appoint Kelsey Cooke to fill the remainder of former village president Joe Frost’s term after he resigned last month. The thing is, Cooke is already on the council, since she was appointed to fill another vacancy in […]

Indian Lake Road closure

Beginning yesterday (Tuesday, October 13), Indian Lake Road will be closed at the M-24 intersection for one week. No through-traffic will be allowed on Indian Lake Road at M-24. Traffic will be detoured. Access to the side streets off Indian Lake Road will be maintained via the detour: Eastbound Indian Lake Road: Southbound Conklin Road […]

Washington Street at Burdick

Washington Street at Burdick

On Oct. 7 the W. Burdick St./M-24 Intersection was closed for continuing construction work. The intersection is slated to open up next Wednesday, Oct. 21. Photo by J. Hanlon.

Oxford Library creates new Endowed Fund with 4CCF

Oxford Library creates new Endowed Fund with 4CCF

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Public Library has teamed up with the Four County Community Foundation (4CCF) to create a new Endowed Fund. Over the past year the Oxford Public Library has been working behind the scenes to consolidate and to merge its Florence Oberg and its Oxford Public Library Endowment Funds. […]

OHS creates new EMT program with Oxford, Addison

OHS creates new EMT program with Oxford, Addison

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It has been a long standing goal to have an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum at Oxford High School and that goal has finally come to fruition. In December of 2019, Lisa Butts, Director of Career Focused Education began talks with the Oxford and Addison fire departments about creating […]

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