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A split in history

When James W. Watterson talks about the history of Oxford and the newly installed historical marker on Wesley and Fletcher streets, the stories come alive.

May 31, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Oxford


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Old Oxford School dedicated Sunday

The first things many of the alumni of the Oxford School mentioned when asked about their time there were the vignettes of elementary school life in many places in many times: certain teachers who still stand out in memory, the principal, the café down the street that sold hot dogs at lunch time, someone giving out fresh apples and oranges occasionally.

November 27, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Stepping down: Hoyt Oliver retires

While Hoyt Oliver has studied and incorporated tenants from several major religions into his worldview, the Christian Bible has played an outsized role in life changes voluntary and seemingly incidental.

November 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

City plan for park in Oxford Square

Oxford city officials plan to build a park for young children and parents on a vacant city-owned wooded lot in the Oxford Square neighborhood, though some residents there fear it would be taken over by teenagers if not patrolled well.

November 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Historic Oxford School to receive plaque

Oxford will dedicate an historical plaque marking the site of an all-black three-room school built mostly through private donations that operated in the city for more than 35 years.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Covington man charged with arson

A Covington man was arrested last weekend and charged with setting fire to an Oxford woman's house while she was away from home.

November 16, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Anderson named Dean of Academic Affairs at Oxford

Oxford College announced that Kenneth L. Anderson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of philosophy, has been named dean for academic affairs and chief academic officer, effective May 2012. Anderson will assume the role currently held by Dean Kent Linville, who has announced his retirement at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford passes homestead exemption

While other Newton cities decided key competitive races, all four of Oxford's candidates won their seats in unopposed races Tuesday.

November 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Oxford plans for a future downtown

Finding a tenant for Oxford's community building is a key step toward engendering a downtown district in a city that lacks a commercial or civic center, according to city officials.

October 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Search is on for three armed robbers

Authorities with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for three armed robbers.

October 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

It’s Harvest Picking time at the Old Church

The sounds of twang and bluegrass will return to the Old Church in Oxford Saturday during the second annual Harvest Picking celebration.

October 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford to repair old fire station roof

An unused Oxford city building will be getting a roof repair soon to open the way for leasing the space and turning it into a component of the city's downtown plan.

October 19, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

A virtuous woman

You've probably heard that when you turn 100, you get a birthday card from the president. Bet you didn't think that was true, did you?

October 12, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | Oxford

Oxford students will present CultureFest 2011 on the square

CultureFest, a celebration of the world's diverse cultural expressions, will be presented on the square in Covington on Saturday.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

House of Mouse

Allen KenKnight has a collection like no other. Ever since his dad took him on his first Disney trip when he was 8-years-old, Allen has been collecting Disney memorabilia by the numbers. He has different rooms in his home decorated top to bottom with all things Disney, along with his mortgage office in Loganville. In his home there is a Winnie the Pooh, "Cars" and a Mickey Mouse room.

August 10, 2011 | Joy Bratcher | Oxford

Amitié Club celebrates 60

The Amitié Club of Oxford was organized in 1951 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The charter states, "The object of this organization shall be to strengthen the civic, social, moral and spiritual life of the community, to promote projects and to meet the needs of the community, to unite the citizens of the community in a mutual trust and faith and to keep its members appraised of the day." Meetings are held at members' homes with programs on various topics. The club currently has 18 members and two honorary members and is fortunate to have four of its charter ...

July 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

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