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  1. Oxford YMCA to change location, hours for some servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Anniston Star

    Tiffany Thompson teaches an exercise class at the Oxford YMCA. Officials have said they've seen an increase in class attendance and have had to expand to accommodate.

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  2. Calhoun County December jobless rate nearly half as low from year agoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Anniston Star

    The president of Oxford Lumber saw his business grow considerably in 2017, from the addition of a live garden center and expanded product offerings to a 15 percent jump in total employees. A Friday report from the Alabama Department of Labor shows Calhoun County ended 2017 with a 3.9 percent jobless rate in December - nearly half as low as the 6.7 percent rate it had a year prior, because of a gain of more than 800 jobs.

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  3. Joe Medley's prep notebook: Ex-Oxford hoops standout visits old teammates, doing well at new schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Anniston Star

    There was no mistaking the tall young man in the blue, Duke University hoodie who walked to the boys' basketball locker-room corner of Oxford High's gymnasium Saturday. As the Calhoun County tournament played on behind them, Zondrick Garrett had handshakes and hugs for his former teammates and head coach, Joel Van Meter, a Kentucky boy who didn't even ding Garrett for the Duke hoodie.

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  4. History maker:' Third rescheduling forces county tourney to two sites on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 13 | Anniston Star

    Calling the reality of losing two days of Calhoun County Tournament play to weather "a history maker," Oxford High athletics director Larry Davidson said the latest school closures will force tourney play at two sites Friday. Games that were scheduled for Thursday at Jacksonville State University's Pete Mathews Coliseum will move to Oxford on Friday.

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  5. Look Back ... to Oxford students' appointment with presidential history, 1993Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Anniston Star

    ... voter is granted the privilege of voting without paying a poll tax). Jan. 17, 1993, in The Star: Several students of Oxford High School will have the privilege this week of attending the inauguration of President-elect Bill Clinton. They were ...

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  6. Frozen still: Sub-freezing temps, ice, snow lock region downRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Anniston Star

    ... County Emergency Management Agency. "Stay home and watch a movie." Roads in Jacksonville, Anniston, Piedmont and Oxford were all closed this morning, according to the EMA, while roads in Weaver were "deemed impassable" and travel on county roads was ...

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  7. Calhoun County tournament: Weather forces second postponementRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 13 | Anniston Star

    ... Mathews Coliseum. The latest shift will also force Saturday's boys' and girls' championship games to move to Monday. Oxford High athletics director Larry Davidson announced the reschedulings. Oxford is the host school for county championships for ...

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  8. Snow finally arrives, and schools begin to cancel Wednesday classesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Anniston Star

    ... boiler started. "We've got no heat down there," he said. "We're not going to be able to get it fixed today either." Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said Oxford would open its civic center as a warming station if travelers on Interstate 20 became ...

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  9. Calhoun County tournament: Weather forces postponement of Tuesday scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | Anniston Star

    ... The threat of winter weather has forced postponement of Tuesday's games in the Calhoun County basketball tournament, Oxford athletics director Larry Davidson said Monday. Oxford is host school for this year's tournament. The postponement decision ...

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  10. Schools announce closures as snow, icy roads possible TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Jan 15 | Anniston Star

    ... from the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, the public schools of Calhoun County, Piedmont, Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville will be closed Tuesday. The Donoho School, Jacksonville Christian Academy and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic ...

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  11. Rusty Ballenger Again Takes Racing Laurels; Dalton's Chip Brindle Has Most WinsRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 14 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... Dalton, Ga.'s "BullDawg" Chip Brindle (who garnered the most wins of the season - three) and "Hot" Rod Carroll of Oxford, Ala., receiving Top Five points monies. Sixth-Tenth finishers Jason Manley, Kasey Hall, Jimmy Elliott and Robert Gant were all ...

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  12. Runners brave frigid cold for McClellan half-marathonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 13 | Anniston Star

    ... was a frosty 28 degrees, with an even lower wind chill factor. A 13.1-mile half-marathon awaited the 55-year-old Oxford resident. "I actually have a goal of doing a half-marathon each month for 2018," Webb said. "You just have to pace yourself, ...

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  13. Prep basketball: Oxford clinches area regular-season crown, prepares for county tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Anniston Star

    Oxford's Braden Mack gets fouled by Pell City's Jackson Burkhalter during the Pell City at Oxford basketball game. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star Oxford's Braden Mack gets fouled by Pell City's Jackson Burkhalter during the Pell City at Oxford basketball game.

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  14. Congrats ... Two Alabama chefs competed in a nationwide cooking competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Anniston Star

    Two Alabama chefs, Brett Jenkins, an Anniston native and Tyler Grizzard of Oxford, competed in a nationwide cooking competition hosted by US Foods and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

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  15. Women tried to kill motel owner after luring him to room with tale of rodents, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | Alabama Live

    Two women are behind bars in Calhoun County after authorities said they tried to kill the owner of an Oxford motel after luring him to their room with a tale of rodents. Police on Tuesday identified the suspects as Keandra Morgan, 26, and Keshawanna Parker, 26, both of Anniston.

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  16. Heflin City Council puts a stop to Sunday alcohol sales voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Anniston Star

    ... feel this has been presented to us, by some individuals, as a way of economic development," Roberts said, citing that Oxford does not have Sunday sales. The city of Weaver passed Sunday sales back in 2013, according to Weaver Mayor Wayne Willis. The ...

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  17. Oxford council changes zoning ordinance concerning off-premises signsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Anniston Star

    The changes may bring Oxford into a dispute over a sign off Interstate 20 advertising the Dixie General Store, a Cleburne County business that sells Confederate flags and merchandise. The Alabama Department of Transportation took the store's owner, Robert Castello, to court in August in an effort to get him to remove a sign that the agency says violates state law.

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  18. Sylacauga woman missing since Dec. 14; search ongoingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Alabama Live

    ... Glenn suffers from a mental condition that requires medication. The woman has been known to stay in shelters in the Oxford and Anniston areas, Whatley said. She is described as black female, 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. ...

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  19. Anniston women charged with attempted murder in Oxford crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Anniston Star

    Two Anniston women remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday ,charged with attempted murder in connection to an Oxford crime last month, according to court records. Keshawnna Ashley Parker and Keandra Simmone Morgan, both 26, were charged with third-degree robbery and attempted murder after a man was choked and hit in the head with a blunt object, according to arrest warrants filed in court records on Monday.

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  20. Look Back ... to city school board candidates under consideration, 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 6 | Anniston Star

    Jan. 6, 1943, in The Star: Several businesses in Anniston and Oxford will serve as depositories for old magazines donated by civilians for distribution among soldiers. The magazines will be placed on troop trains leaving Fort McClellan.

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