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Oxford celebrates 4th, 175th

An Independence Day full of activity in Newton County began with Oxford's annual Fourth of July Parade Friday.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford author brings history to life

Vivian Harris has been waiting to tell the story of the African Americans of Oxford for some time. And now is her time.

June 21, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Oxford


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Oxford dogs need to be on leashes

Given their inability to read the city code, some dogs in Oxford have been causing consternation by wandering off into the property of other residents.

October 03, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Oxford College to celebrate new library

Oxford College will hold an open house for its new library and academic commons next Saturday, Aug. 24, at 3:30 p.m. to formally celebrate the end of a year-long construction project.

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford raises millage rate

The Oxford City Council officially approved raising its millage rate Monday to 7.85 to offset declining property values.

July 25, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Oxford cancels July 4th parade

Update, 12:58 p.m. - Oxford is canceling its Fourth of July parade this year because of weather concerns for the entire week.

July 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford College donates furniture to nonprofits

Oxford College did some very late spring cleaning this week to prepare for its new residence hall and helped out some local nonprofits in the process.

June 20, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Oxford negotiating with Verizon

Cellphone reception for Verizon customers in Oxford and the surrounding communities may get a little better, as the city and company are in negotiations about adding an antenna to the city's water tower, which may boost Verizon cellphone signals in the area.

June 18, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Oxford


Muslim student hopes to dispel stereotypes

College is a time of transition, a time for students to begin to figure out who they are and what their place is in the world. But as impactful as higher education is, it is not the only thing that can make such a difference in students' lives. For Oxford College sophomore Hana Ahmed, there was another significant journey recently: her pilgrimage to Mecca, an important religious journey for Muslims.

April 23, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Passionate on giving back to Nigeria

In recent times, supplying aid to Africa has been a special interest of American citizens. Everyday, we watch TV segments or hear the stories of the starving children who cannot attend school and immediately want to help. In many cases, we give money, but what we do not see is where that aid and money go. Oxford College sophomore Arome Obende understands that there is a lot more that needs to be done for Africa than just donating money.

April 16, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Changing the global workforce

If one were to ask an average 19-year-old about the work force, most young adults would go on to talk about their long hours bussing tables in a restaurant or folding clothes in retail, but not Farina Wares. If Wares were to answer this question, she would go on to talk about the unfair working conditions and practices in parts of the world and how she hopes to change them someday.

March 26, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Irish-heritage student helps refugees

On the outside, Oxford College freshman Grace O'Duffy appears to be a typical American college student, but when she speaks, her Irish heritage is revealed.

March 14, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Dropping food for a cause

Students at Oxford College of Emory University are seeking volunteers, sponsors and food distribution centers for a community-wide project that will provide more than 40,000 pounds of food to the communities of Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.

March 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Oxford


Oxford Lions pancake supper tomorrow

The Oxford Lions are still flipping flapjacks after a half century.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Oxford


Patel in the business of peace

Oxford freshman Kahaan Patel knew from a young age he wanted to be a businessman. In 2011, Patel made the move from Mumbai, India, to America, the world's most capitalistic country. If he wanted to be the best in business, he knew he had to learn from the best.

January 22, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Oxford lays out 5-year project plan

Oxford plans to review its list of planned projects for the next five years during a public hearing on Monday night.

The mayor and the council will hold a public hearing and an annual organizational meeting on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at city hall to discuss and adopt its 2013-2018 Short-Term Work Program.

January 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Oxford


Oxford man arrested for hit and run

An Oxford man was arrested last week for leaving the scene of an accident in which a Conyers woman was injured.

December 07, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Oxford


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