Content related to the removal of the stone mound located behind the Oxford Exchange shopping center
Heflin man brings stories, photos back from 'mound' OXFORD — His grandmother told him the story when he was 9. Johnny Rollins, 49, of Heflin, still remembers. His grandmother's name was Hollie, and she was an American Indian, though Rollins doesn't know her tribe. What sticks out in his mind years later is what she told him about the hill in Oxford shortly before she passed.
UA report on Oxford stone mound released; City councilwoman: Company told workers not to remove mound OXFORD — Archaeologists who investigated a mysterious stone mound behind the Oxford Exchange said the city should have an expert on hand as the structure is demolished in case it contains human remains. But a city official says the mound is still intact and hasn't been disturbed. And one councilwoman said she's heard the company hired to remove the mound has ordered its workers not to touch the structure.
Group petitions Oxford over American Indian site OXFORD — The city is still hearing from American Indians and others who oppose the city's destruction of a native stone mound. But city officials ignored another protest Monday over the city's decision to destroy the mound atop a hill behind the Oxford Exchange shopping center.
Oxford taxpayers paid for demolition OXFORD — A stone mound on a hill behind the Oxford Exchange created by American Indians 1,500 years ago will soon disappear. And whether Oxford's taxpayers wanted it or not, they paid for its destruction.
A hill worth dying on: Oxford should rethink decision The city of Oxford is fond of building things: shopping malls and storefronts, high school additions and a swanky public library, not to mention its bank account. Too bad city leaders aren't as fond of building their reputation for doing what's altogether right and appropriate.
Speaker's Stand: Preserving Oxford's past It saddens me that the city of Oxford, in particular Mayor Leon Smith, again seems to have little or no regard for Oxford's rich heritage and varied past. I realize commercial development is vital and necessary to the growth of Oxford and the surrounding area, but occasionally one must realize that by preserving small portions of Oxford's past will in no way stop development or create job loss throughout the area.
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