Oxford Observer

Photo of the Scott/Harrison house taken in 1931.
Historical marker to honor Oxford-born first lady
By Taj Simmons July 22, 2022

A new historical marker near the corner of High Street and College Avenue will commemorate former first lady Caroline Harrison. Created by Oxford’s Historic and Architectural Preservation Commission, leaders say the marker helps connect the city’s past to its present. Harrison was born as Caroline...

Search continues for local man missing since 2020
Search continues for local man missing since 2020
July 21, 2022

Michael McKenney went missing May 23, 2020 near the covered bridge in Hueston Woods, but after two years, the search for his body continues.  “We have no new information about Michael at this point,” Yalonda Middleton, McKenney’s mother, said. “So searches like the one this weekend are important.”...

City seeks local art for municipal building lobby
By Taj Simmons July 21, 2022

Calling all local artists! Oxford leaders are looking for art to showcase in the municipal building lobby for the new “Call for Art” project. The city says all types of local art dating less than five years old and weighing less than 30 pounds will be considered. Submissions will undergo a...

Health inspectors find problems at three local eateries
Health inspectors find problems at three local eateries
July 21, 2022
OPD takes reports on sexual assault of child; stolen handgun
OPD takes reports on sexual assault of child; stolen handgun
July 21, 2022
Health district offers children’s vaccination clinic Aug. 3
Health district offers children’s vaccination clinic Aug. 3
July 21, 2022
Transnational friendships will be forged at Peffer Park cookout
Transnational friendships will be forged at Peffer Park cookout
July 21, 2022
Mart Reyes with his amethyst-colored 2012 4GTS at the 2021 Red Brick Reunion.
Porsches to line High Street for annual Red Brick Reunion car show
July 21, 2022
The cast of Twelfth Night.
Shakespeare’s 'Twelfth Night' comes to OCAC
July 21, 2022
Red Brick Friday celebrates pups of Oxford
Red Brick Friday celebrates pups of Oxford
July 21, 2022
Question of the week
Reader welcomes year-round DORA program
Reader welcomes year-round DORA program

Last week's question of the week was: "Have you noticed any impacts, positive or negative, from the Uptown DORA Program?" A community member responded with the following: I have seen many people...

Letter from editor
Steve Siff is the new editor of the Oxford Observer
The Observer will resume weekly publication in September
By Stephen Siff July 21, 2022

Following this July 22 issue, the Oxford Observer will take a late-summer vacation. We will resume our regular Friday afternoon publication schedule...

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