Oxford stone mound
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State Senate considers bill to protect Indian burial sites
A proposed law that would strengthen protection for American Indian burial sites, including recently discovered ancient remains in Oxford and a stone mound nearby, is moving through the state Senate.
Jan 22, 2010 |  0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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American Indian remains found at sports complex site
Alabama's state archaeologist said Thursday that crews building Oxford's multi-million-dollar sports complex uncovered American Indian remains at the site.
Jan 21, 2010 |  28 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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JSU professor: American Indian site is gone
OXFORD — A Jacksonville State University professor says an ancient American Indian site Oxford city officials agreed not to disturb has been destroyed, but he does not know by whom. City officials claim the site is still intact.
Jan 21, 2010 |  19 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oxford: New bill may protect Indian burial site
An Alabama senator will pre-file a bill Monday that may provide more protection for American Indian burial sites, potentially including an ancient stone mound behind the Oxford Exchange.
Dec 27, 2009 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Law offers less protection for American Indian sites
OXFORD — In Alabama, American Indian burial sites don't have as much protection as other graves and memorials. If someone knowingly invades a grave created in the last few hundred years it's a felony. But it isn't if you destroy a far older American Indian burial site on your property, officials with the Alabama Historical Commission say.
Sep 02, 2009 |  11 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hill's future
The suitable course of action would be to turn Calhoun County's most controversial and notorious hill into Calhoun County's newest tourist attraction, replete with tasteful displays that pay homage to a people's past. Of course, that's an optimistic viewpoint. And as we've learned the last few weeks, almost nothing involving the city of Oxford's handling of the Native American stone mound behind Oxford Exchange gives off the sweet smell of sanguine thinking.
Aug 21, 2009 |  7 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Historic preservation in Oxford
Concerning the stone mound in Oxford: It is an undisputable fact that for the last 9,000 years people have lived in what is Alabama. If we try to preserve and protect every pile of rocks and every mound of dirt erected by these people, we might as well move to Oklahoma and return the land to its rightful owners, whoever they may be.
Aug 02, 2009 |  0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's all natural in Oxford: Mayor's archaeological insight
See, Oxford Mayor Leon Smith has been right all the time. He's now confirmed it, in writing, in a letter carrying his signature. The Native American stone mound that's causing so much consternation is indeed a stone mound, rock-upon-rock stacked atop what once was one of Calhoun County's most picturesque hills. But Smith, with assistance from what he termed Oxford's "archaeological advisers," says the stone mound is "the result of natural phenomena."
Jul 30, 2009 |  15 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Of Ayers and Smith
Star Publisher H. Brandt Ayers' recent column had factual information on Republican office-holders' foibles. A similar column could be written on elected Democrats currently serving. I thought he was condescending when he commented on Sarah Palin: "Poor thing, she really needs time off."
Jul 29, 2009 |  0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defending state's honor
Congratulations, Oxford. With the destruction of the state's largest Native American stone mound just so Sam's Club can have fill dirt, you have taken the cake.
Jul 28, 2009 |  9 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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