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.
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.
For college freshman Leon Fan, the American culture is nothing new to him. While he did spend the majority of his 18 years in Beijing, China, his parents sent him off to an American boarding school in high school for a brighter future.
Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The actual legends that go with the festival vary in different parts of India.
For Oxford College sophomore Yugenderan, or "Yugen" Balamohan, his arrival to Oxford, last year was a complete culture shock. Before leaving his home in Malaysia, he was expecting to attend college in a big Manhattan-type city; what he got was the complete opposite.
McKenzie Farrow Crowe pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of vehicular homicide, DUI and failure to maintain lane. The 18-year-old is accused of causing an accident that killed 56-year-old Allison M. Bell in January.
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.
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.