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Oxford appoints new member to planning commission

The Oxford City Council has appointed Patsy Burke to replace Forrest McCanless on the municipality's planning commission.

January 06, 2009 | Carrie Huenke | Oxford


Teacher spotlight...Burny Drumheller

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Burny Drumheller's third grade classroom at Ficquett Elementary School.

Winter holiday books line shelves and everywhere you look, children are diligently working on assignments involving reindeer and Santa. Yet contrary to what an average observer may gather, it's not all about fun and games.

December 27, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Oxford seeks to fill vacant planning commission seat

Oxford mayor Jerry Roseberry and the Oxford City Council are seeking to fill a vacancy on the municipality's planning commission.

Planning commission member Forrest McCanless, who has served on the board since 2006 and who was replacing Emma Lou Harris in her term, will resign from his position effective Dec. 31. A new member will be appointed at the Oxford City Council's annual organizational meeting, held 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Oxford community room.

December 27, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Oxford


Media specialist makes library an extension of the classroom

 Media specialist Kimberly Ramsey has spent the past several years diligently collaborating with teachers at Oak Hill Elementary to ensure that the library there is an extension of each classroom.

December 20, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Judy Smith

 Eastside High School teacher Judy Smith realizes chemistry isn't fun for everyone. That's why she takes every possible step to help ensure her students' success in what can be a much dreaded course.

December 13, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Oxford cracks down on late utility bills

According to Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the Oxford City Council meeting Monday night, November delinquencies dropped 18 percent in comparison with November 2007.

Roseberry attributes the improvement to what he referred to as a no-nonsense collections approach employed by staff members at Oxford City Hall. Roseberry commended the City Hall staff for their efforts during the council meeting.

December 13, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Oxford


A day in her shoes

Covington resident Valdora Roachford had no idea what she would be up against when producers from the television series "Wife Swap" drove her to a home in the suburbs of Chicago last summer.

December 03, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | LOCAL


Teacher Profile - Shannon Buff

 It's been an exciting semester for Shannon Buff's students at Newton High School.

November 29, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Teacher Profile - Della Kirkpatrick

 Della Kirkpatrick's fourth grade students at Livingston Elementary literally have an entire curriculum at their fingertips.

November 22, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Soldier, citizen, sniper

Like all of America's service men and women, Covington resident Matt Cooper possesses a proud yet tough attitude when it comes to defending our country.

November 19, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | LOCAL


Teacher profile: Carla Johnson

Once upon a time, school children were familiar with classic fairy tales.

November 01, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Rhonda Mullinax

 When Rhonda Mullinax's first graders return to homeroom after daily specials, such as physical education, music and art, the entire room grows still and silent as the 6- and 7-year-olds eagerly anticipate what is bound to happen next.

October 25, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


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