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Historic Oxford property to be park

The historic all-black Oxford School property on Mitchell Street will soon be converted into a small public park after the property's owner, attorney Don Ballard, agreed to lease the property to the city for 10 years.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford city manager to retire

The city of Oxford is looking for a new chief executive following City Manager Clark Miller's announcement early this week that he is retiring.

August 23, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford hosts annual Fourth parade

The city of Oxford hosted its annual parade Wednesday morning, and adults, children and pets alike came out for the festivities. For those looking for more Fourth of July activities, Covington is having a concert on the square at 5 p.m., while Porterdale and Social Circle have a full slate of events planned all day with fireworks at night.

July 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford chooses project for ’13 budget, votes to privatize sanitation services

Oxford City Council will vote June 18 on the finalized budget for the 2013 fiscal year, said Mayor Jerry Roseberry.

June 09, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Oxford College gets a facelift

Oxford College will do extensive construction totaling $16 million to some of its oldest buildings starting this summer.

May 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Oxford to choose projects for '13 budget

Oxford City Council members continue to form the budget for the upcoming 2013 fiscal year but must first pare down $1.2 million in project requests, ranging from equipment for a fourth police officer to new parks to cemetery improvements to more advanced electrical and water meters.

May 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford resident selected as state finalist for Miss Georgia USA 2013

Oxford resident Charlia Larsha was selected as a state finalist in the Miss Georgia USA pageant.

A graduate of Newton County High School, Larsha is a sophomore at Gordon College working towards her associate's degree in business administration. After completing her associate's degree, Larsha plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in finances. She is currently employed at the KFC in Conyers.

May 19, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Oxford College breaks ground on new library, academic commons

For Oxford College two milestones were met Saturday.

First, the annual commencement, second, groundbreaking on a new library and academic commons at the historic college.

May 15, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Oxford Circle K honored

Oxford Circle K, the college version of Kiwanis, was named Oxford College's service organization of the year for the 300 hours the group dedicated to various causes during the year.

On an individual basis, members contributed more than 700 hours to a variety of service projects and Circle K members accounted for more than half of the top 10 volunteers on campus.

May 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford resident to run for Congress

Greg Pallen of Oxford announced that he will be campaigning for District 4 Representative to the U.S. Congress.

Pallen is a longtime Oxford resident and local Conyers businessman. He will be running on the Republican ballet on campaign theme, "Honest, Effective Government...for a Change."

April 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Military panel comes to Oxford College

It's been one year since First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched Joining Forces. Joining Forces is a campaign that shares the hardships encountered by our military and their families all the while gearing up support and understanding from the larger community.

April 17, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford

Neighbors start women’s jail ministry

The Rev. Diane Walton doesn't preach from a pulpit because she says many people in churches aren't the ones in real need. Instead, she and her neighbor Sharlene Smith minister to the troubled women in the Newton County Detention Center.

April 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

City homestead tax exemption deadline Friday

Homeowners within the city limits of Oxford have until Friday to file for a $10,000 homestead exemption at the Newton County Tax Commissioner's office.

March 28, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Three Oxford students robbed at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for two masked men who reportedly robbed three Oxford College students at gunpoint on campus early Thursday morning.

February 09, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Oxford mulls subdivision ordinances

Builders in Oxford could be required to secure a bond guaranteeing that infrastructure will be completed in new subdivisions before construction can start.

December 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

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