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.
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.
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.
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An Oxford dog made a great showing on the national stage at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning the prize of "Best in Breed."
At the January city council work session, Oxford residents took a second look at plans for a new two-story city hall building and safety complex that would serve as a cornerstone for a potential town-center area.
The Oxford City Council has appointed Patsy Burke to replace Forrest McCanless on the municipality's planning commission.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a Conyers man Dec. 6 and charged him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are investigating an attempted armed robbery Dec. 11 at a home on Oxford Way in Oxford. According to the incident report, the victim was at home when he heard a noise at the back door. When he went outside to investigate, he heard a gun cock and a man with a blue bandana covering his face emerged from the bushes with a shotgun. He said the man put the weapon in his face, after which the victim lay on the ground.
Oxford mayor Jerry Roseberry and the Oxford City Council are seeking to fill a vacancy on the municipality's planning commission. Planning commission member Forrest McCanless, who has served on the board since 2006 and who was replacing Emma Lou Harris in her term, will resign from his position effective Dec. 31. A new member will be appointed at the Oxford City Council's annual organizational meeting, held 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Oxford community room.
Newton County Fire Services has assumed the responsibility of providing fire services to the city of Oxford after the city decided to close its own volunteer fire department.
According to Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the Oxford City Council meeting Monday night, November delinquencies dropped 18 percent in comparison with November 2007. Roseberry attributes the improvement to what he referred to as a no-nonsense collections approach employed by staff members at Oxford City Hall. Roseberry commended the City Hall staff for their efforts during the council meeting.
Oxford College of Emory University kicked off their fundraiser campaign with a dinner Sept. 26, which coincided with the school's homecoming week, at Burge Plantation.
The Oxford Volunteer Fire Department turned out in force for the resignation of OVFD Chief Jason Stribling at the city council meeting Monday.
Oxford's city council received a sneak peak at the plans for the new two-story city hall and police station at the Sept. 22 work session.