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.
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.
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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.
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.
Oxford City Council will vote June 18 on the finalized budget for the 2013 fiscal year, said Mayor Jerry Roseberry.
Oxford College will do extensive construction totaling $16 million to some of its oldest buildings starting this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Authorities are searching for two masked men who reportedly robbed three Oxford College students at gunpoint on campus early Thursday morning.
Builders in Oxford could be required to secure a bond guaranteeing that infrastructure will be completed in new subdivisions before construction can start.
The Oxford City Council Monday night approved a new conservation subdivision ordinance to encourage developers to leave more land as open space, but declined to purchase a plot for a new park.